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TMP has been supporting music education in Texas schools since 2003. Our primary mission, is to develop and produce music education programs.
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Music Makes Your Mind Grow – The Importance of Music Education

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“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” – President Gerald Ford

 

Music has been taught and valued for over centuries and decades, but in today’s world, it can easily be cut from school budgets and not see as a priority in our children’s education. Not only does having the ability to sing and play instruments a wonderful talent, but it also helps your mind grow. Here are a few facts on why music education is important:

 

  • Music enhances fine motor skills, or the ability to use small, acute muscle movements to write, use a computer, and perform other physical tasks
  • Music is one of the few activities in life that utilizes the entire brain
  • Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons
  • Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of community
  • A study of 8 to 11-year-olds found that, those who had extra-curricular music classes, developed higher verbal IQ, and visual abilities, in comparison to those with no musical training
  • Students who have experience with music performance or appreciation score higher on the SAT. One report indicates 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math for students in music appreciation courses.

 

At Texas Music Project, we’re helping to address the lack of funding for music education in our classrooms and communities. We believe music has the transformative power to connect, inspire and heal. For this reason, we create educational, instructional, and informational programs for disadvantaged groups. We inspire people to follow their dreams through music. If you would like to help inspire, please consider donating today (link to donate)

 

 

Resources:

http://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2015/04/facts-about-music.html

https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/2014-06-09-why-play-music-kids

http://www.nafme.org/20-important-benefits-of-music-in-our-schools/