Why should we study music?
I know I am "preaching to the choir" here, but I can't help but include a page about the importance of music education- and the often neglected benefits of PARTICIPATING in a music ensemble. Here are a few Website that can give you sound reasons for joining an ensemble.
This Website mentions the importance of music education in relation to grades and self-esteem.
Are you a parent with a child considering joining a music ensemble? If so, check out this Website...
Do you want to see data regarding music education and SAT scores? Then follow this link.
This was fascinating to me. This article is from the Dana Foundation, which deals with cognitive research and brain development.
Do you want to see a summary of information? (this is good if you don't have a lot of time, but want to read about benefits in music education.)