Research studies for awhile now have been revealing links between music education and academic performance. The following study is yet another reason music should be supported in our schools.
According to the The Journal of Research in Music Education, third-and fourth-graders in high-quality school music programs scored higher on standardized tests, compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs — 22 percent better in English and 20 percent better in math. Even students with lower-quality instrumental programs scored higher in English and math than students who had no music education at all, the study showed.
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