Academic Honors

Young children with developed rhythm skills perform better academically in early school years. Piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts.

Music participants receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students and the percentage of music participants receiving A’s and B’s is higher than the percentage of non-participants receiving those grades.

Higher Reading Scores

A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, Biology, Chemistry and Math.

Higher Test Scores

A 10 year study tracking more than 25,000 students shows that music making improves test scores. Regardless of socioeconomic background, music making students get higher marks in standardized tests than those who had no music involvement.

Middle school and high school students who participated in instrumental music scored higher than those who did not in standardized tests. High school music students score higher on SATs in both verbal and math than their peers.


College age musicians are emotionally healthier than their non-musician counterparts. Music majors are also the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.

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