Music education develops the whole child, including their physical and mental well-being. Investing in students’ mental health sets the foundation for lifelong success and encourages empathy, compassion, and understanding, creating a school environment where inclusivity and respect thrive. Let’s explore the significance of music in mental health, provide helpful tips for maintaining students’ emotional well-being, and continue to help students reach their full potential!
Music is a form of therapy, and scientific research has shown that Music-listening, Lyric analysis, Musical re-creation, Improvisation, and Songwriting are effective treatments for child and adolescent behavioral health.
*All data has been generated by the American Music Therapy Association
For years, numerous studies have identified the advantages of music in schools. Why is music education so integral, and how does it affect student development? Beyond its emotional impact, music also affects our cognitive abilities. Engaging with music stimulates various parts of the brain, improving memory, focus, and attention span. Here are just a few benefits that are beneath the surface level.
Cultivating a safe space for students starts in the classroom. We’ve compiled a list of tools for developing social-emotional skills that enable students to interact productively with others and build and express a healthy sense of self and community. In partnership with the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning, Save The Music presents a free professional learning program titled “Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education.”
Student from John Marshall High School, Cleveland, OH
Music transcends barriers and connects with students on a deeply emotional level. Today Joey from John Marshall High School shares his musical journey, a newfound passion for school, and his dream for the future. By sharing personal experiences and knowledge, we can foster empathy and understanding to create supportive environments for students in need. This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, let’s spread the word!
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By sharing personal experiences and knowledge, we can foster empathy and understanding to create supportive environments for students in need. Help us continue promoting mental health through the power of making music in schools. Donate Now!