The Importance of Music

“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.” -Jewel – singer, songwriter and instrumentalist In 2008, a Senator named Barack Obama released a powerful Platform in Support of the Arts. In it, he argued for reinvesting in American arts education and reinvigorating the creativity and innovation that […]

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. The […]