Page 4 - The Benefits of Music Education
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 The Backstory
Over the past 20 years, several large-scale studies of school achievement have found a strong correlation between learning to play an instrument and academic success.
One decade-long U.S. study found that students who participated in at least nine hours of arts education a week (including music study) were four times more likely than their peers to have won recognition for their academic achievement, and three times more likely to have won an award for school attendance.1
1. S.B. Heath, 1999, cited in National Endowment for the Arts 2011 White Paper The Arts and Human Development, p.22
The Bene ts of Music Education — Quick Facts
A research report by Dr  Sylvain Moreno et al showed that 90%
of the children who participated in their study showed a remarkable gain in intelligence after only
20 days of musical training 
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     IMPROVED LANGUAGE ABILITIES
INCREASED EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE
INCREASED EMPATHY
INCREASED ATTENTION SPAN
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INCREASED SELF- CONFIDENCE
                  Research shows that participating in music study bene ts both
brain structure and brain function  Just like well-exercised muscles protect the bones and joints, reduce blood pressure and increase energy levels, music education produces bigger, better-functioning brains –
a bene t to people of any age 
 2 The Royal Conservatory March 2014
















































































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