Music Makes You Smarter!

Did you know:

* 85 percent of Americans who don’t play an instrument wish they had learned to play oneĀ  (2009 Gallup Poll)

* 96 percent of public school principals believe that participating in music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school longer (Harris Poll)

* Students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no arts participation (College-Bound Seniors National Report)

* Students in the arts are found to be more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self confident and better able to express ideas (Columbia University – The Arts Education Partnership)

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