Why Music?

For years now music education has been thought to be the least impactful program funded and provided by schools, yet this belief can be proved inaccurate by the research and examination of students before and after taking part in a music program. Music education helps develop various skills which cannot be achieved with other core curriculums, many of which include the creation of spatial intelligence, a mastery in memorization, building of imagination and intellectual curiosity, better self-confidence and much more. Despite all these factors, music education holds the most significance in its ability to contain various aspects and teachings from different subjects, both core and encore. Music education has science (volume changes, frequencies, harmonies and melodies), mathematical (rhythm and timings), foreign language (music of different cultures and languages), physical (extraordinary control of diaphragmatic and stomach muscles as well as ear training), and art-related (feeling and emotional) aspects which is why it triggers and develops numerous functions in the mind of a student. Because of this, the teaching of music education enhances a students learning in other core-curriculums. Not only this, but data and statistics have shown an increase in graduation and attendance rates when schools implement a music program. Schools without a music program have an average graduation rate of 72.9% and an attendance rate of 84.9%. Yet when schools enable a music program, the average graduation rate is an astounding 90.2% and the attendance rate a remarkable 93.3%! As you can see, music positively impacts students in a diverse way which is why AMF is dedicated to help each student contain the access to a music program in their school.