Music Education is a great for just about every student who joins and there are probably hundreds of reasons why they should join. This list focuses on the data of why music education participants have a higher chance at a successful life. Beyond the basic reasons of developing a strong work ethic and building life-long friends, there is evidence that even more benefits come from being a part of these groups. The multiple studies show that these students excel in many other areas in life.
Music Education helps Students Develop Better Memories
There have been studies done with evidence that music education helps with memory. It is to be expected that a musician would have better musical memory, but there are signs they may have better verbal memory as well.
For example, multiple studies have shown that musicians are better are recalling a list of words than those who aren’t musicians. In a study shared by Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/eyes-the-brain/201006/do-musicians-have-different-brains), students had to recall a set of 20 words. Then they had to recall a set of 40 words that randomly included the previous 20 words. They then had to identify which words were old and new. The students who had music education did better with this exercise than the students with no music experience.