|Music ed boosts more than test scores|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
School is much more than a place where students gather to learn. For children, school is their first opportunity for social development and introduction to people outside their family unit. Lessons learned in school go beyond mathematics and language arts. Students learn to cultivate individual interests and find other people who share their interests. Music is one of the ways like-minded children come together.
When many people talk about the benefits of music education, they’re quick to point out all of the quantitative and measurable results of that music education. For instance, numerous studies have shown the positive impact music programs can have on children in other areas of study.
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