Benefits of Music
MUSICSTAR® education programs are specifically designed to appeal to students of varying ages, while fully exploring the power of music education and its positive effects on students’ academic achievement, social and mental development. Curriculum plans for MUSICSTAR® programs are based on extensive classroom research and are aligned with national content in education standards.
MUSICSTAR® has huge benefits for schools, as no instruments, curriculum, books, accessories and consumables need to be purchased and maintained. This results in huge cost savings for schools and districts!
Music programs are popular and increase a school program's standing with parents. A 2009 Gallup Poll shows that more than 95% of parents want schools to offer Music Education! MUSICSTAR® can help schools offer comprehensive and lavish music programs at a fraction of the cost!
Music programs, and in particular MUSICSTAR® programs, have shown to increase student attendance in school and after-school and reduce student drop-out rates! So, schools also benefit from students attending school more regularly, as 95% of music class participants agree that playing music is fun!
Our programs and products are widely tested in the educational world and are designed to offer maximum value to students in terms of personal fulfillment and enrichment, as well as mental stimulation and encouragement of both creative expression as well as analytical and logical thinking. In fact, MUSICSTAR® curricula explore music and the arts in many different ways and, thereby, reinforce a wide variety of science, math, language and other concepts in addition to providing arts enrichment and fostering strong mind-body coordination.
It is universally accepted by now that active participation in music classes is an important component of a well-rounded academic curriculum due to the mental, social and physical benefits of music education. Our own research has shown that through MUSICSTAR® programs students have discovered new ways of learning. Applying academic concepts in new and creative ways and outside the confines of traditional parameters has helped students widen their perspective and deepen their grasp of many non-musical and academic concepts, which in turn, manifests itself in higher academic achievement and better behavior patterns.
Many students have found music and performing arts programs to be opportunities for personal growth by being able to enjoy a sense of accomplishment and affirmation. As music and performing arts programs require students to dedicate time outside the classroom for practice, such programs have a lasting effect on a student’ s learning and general behavior patterns.
Students with severe behavior problems and learning disabilities benefit tremendously from participating in music classes. Many show drastically improved behavior in other classes and increased determination to overcome their learning disabilities due to an improvement in self confidence and general perception of school life.
Hence, MUSICSTAR® programs do not only satisfy national performing arts standards in education, but they are very important in boosting overall academic achievement, intelligence, social and character development. They help develop personal discipline, perseverance and self-confidence: qualities that are important to success in school and in life.
For more information please view the presentation “MUSIC: More Than Arts Enrichment”, by MUSICSTAR® founder and director Eckart Seeber.