Article review:  Taking music classes can boost performance in other school subjects

Article review: Taking music classes can boost performance in other school subjects

Article review: Taking music classes can boost performance in other school subjects

Taking music classes can boost performance in other school subjects

A study reveals why cutting the music department budget may be a mistake.

While musical talent may not come easily for all students, taking music classes in high school can actually benefit students in other subject areas.

Researchers from U. of British Columbia explained that a music budget is typically the first to get cut, but after seeing improvements in scores in English, math, and science, school officials might want to think twice before getting rid of music lessons.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. And I had no idea… wow! Thank you for the info, it’s highly revealing!

    1. Mfonabasi,
      I think that it has helped me out tremendously. I think my math skills were helped the most.

  2. I read a similar article in Discover Magazine referencing the same study. I can’t tell you how important music was in our household. The article highlighted that students who take music classes, or learn and instrument learned to read music notation, developed eye-hand-mind coordination, improved their listening skills and developed team skills and the discipline to practice. Music was so important in my life and a large part of my school experience. I hope lawmakers and school districts use these findings to make better informed decisions about what our children need for their success!

    1. Lindsey,
      Thank you for that information. I really think that music programs have suffered greatly in the past few years with changes in academics. I never thought about team skills. As you pointed out that is very important, especially because most of us will have to work as a team when we become adults.

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