Why is music important?
¯ Students who participated in arts programs … showed significant increases in self-esteem and thinking skills. — National Arts Education Research Center, New York University, 1990
¯ Students in … elementary schools who were given an enriched, sequential, skill-building music program showed marked improvement in reading and math skills. — Gardiner, Fox, Jeffrey and Knowles, as reported in Nature, May 23, 1996
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