A recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “A Musical Fix for American Schools” quotes four major, NAMM Foundation-funded research projects and provides a strong argument for music education. From that article…
A Musical Fix for American Schools
Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence
By Joanne Lipman
American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students are falling ever farther behind their peers in the rest of the world. Learning disabilities have reached epidemic proportions, affecting as many as one in five of our children. Illiteracy costs American businesses $80 billion a year.