Music Education in Schools

Music Education in Schools


Have you ever wondered how far reaching the benefits of a childhood music education go? Here are just SOME of the benefits/skills that our St. Mary’s students take with them to junior high, high school, and beyond:


  • Ability to connect with others, and work in a group setting efficiently and effectively;
  • Ability to dedicate oneself to a commitment, and continued self improvement;
  • Self- discipline;
  • Listening skills;
  • Sustained focus;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Critical and creative thinking;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Emotional sensitivity and understanding;
  • Development of musical skill and appreciation;
  • Musically trained children have increased growth in several parts of their brains;
  • Increased cognitive development.


Want to see for yourself? Click on the links below…


Ted-Ed Anita Collins: How Playing a Musical Instrument Affects Your Brain

Benefits of Music Education

TedX John Iverson: Does Music Change a Child’s Brain?

TedX Sydney Richard Gill: The Value of Music Education


Looking for more inspiration?  “El Sistema” Movie Trailer

                                                   The El Sistema Music Revolution


Even Canada is starting to have “El Sistema” programs on the east coast