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After reading media stories about the low-quality education New York City students were receiving, Education Through Music founders Edmund Schroeder and Eldon Mayer decided they wanted to take action. After seeing first-hand a school that was utilizing music education to improve educational outcomes, they decided to collaborate in 1991 to provide music education to schools that did not have the resources to teach their children the arts. Since then, Education Through Music has grown into an organization that is reaching thousands of children, giving them the high-quality music education they deserve. Today, what started in one school is now in 46 schools serving nearly 27,000 students.
Studies have shown that Education through Music in Students leads to:
Better Core Learning Skills
Children’s music education has even been linked to better reading, writing and mathematical skills.
Music education in childhood has been linked to boosts of seven points on IQ scores during childhood, and this effect has shown to last beyond high school graduation.
Kids who are involved with the arts have higher grades and are less likely to drop out of school.
Higher Emotional Stability
Kids who play musical instruments are likely to have higher self-esteem, confidence, discipline, concentration, and emotional intelligence than kids who don’t play instruments.