Why Participate?

Because it's fun! Music study helps make the connection between hard work and accomplishment by teaching teamwork, self discipline, problem solving, memory skills, poise and concentration, as well as providing daily opportunity for self-expression and creativity. It is scientifically proven that those who participate in music improve overall school performance. Your decision to provide your child with a quality musical instrument is a solid investment in your child's future.

A 2007 Harris Interactive Poll of working adults indicated that music education impacted five skill areas: ability to work toward common goals, striving for excellence in group settings, disciplined approach to solving problems, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations.
Harris Interactive Poll, 2007

The foremost technical designers and engineers in Silicon Valley are almost all practicing musicians.
Dickinson, D., Music And The Mind, 1993

Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.
Thomas L. Case For Music In The Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994

Students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school, and that the arts create a supportive environment that promotes constructive acceptance of criticism and one in which it is safe to take risks.
Barry N. Taylor and Walls K., Critical Links Learning In The Arts And Student Academic And Social Development, AEP, 2002