It's Great to Play an Instrument!
Music is one way for young people to connect with themselves, but it is also a bridge for connecting with others. Through music, we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of the human family and to the myriad rhythms of life.-Daniel A. Carp, Eastman Kodak Company Chairman and CEO
Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training. Musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics and IQ.-Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, 2006
The things I learned from my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results.... Not a bad preparation for the workforce!-Gregory AnrigPresident, Educational Testing Service