Research

Musical Education Benefits Students For Life

Research has consistently shown that musical education benefits students in numerous ways including:

  • developing fine motor skills
  • improving memory and recall
  • enhancing creative thinking
  • scoring higher on standardized tests such as the SAT
  • higher rates of college attendance and acheivement
  • greater lifelong community involvement and volunteerism

Check out the links below for just a small sample of the research on the benefits of music education:

National Association For Music Education

Arts Education Partnership

VH1 Save the Music Foundation

National Association of Music Parents

Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art

Mentoring Shows Significant Benefits For Students

Studies also show that students can benefit tremendously from mentoring programs.  The most commonly noted benefits include:

  • enhanced self-esteem
  • improved social acceptance
  • decreased depressive symptoms
  • better grades in school, and
  • increased positive beliefs about their prospects for success.

Check out the links below for just a small sample of the research on the benefits of mentoring:

studentmentor.org

mentoring.org

MDRC

At Music Is Instrumental, we strive to provide musical education, performance opportunities and mentoring to aspiring young musicians; the best of all worlds based on the research noted above.  And, we provide opportunities for talented high school musicians to give back to their community while earning service hours.