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Save The Music Principal's Guide for music education

Principal’s Guide

By Samantha Manus

We’ve updated our Principal’s Guide and it is now available for download. This guide can help you better understand the necessary steps it takes to build a lasting music program. It includes information on scheduling, budgeting, instrument maintenance, performances, and the latest research on the benefits of music education.

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Benefits of music education programs

Benefits To The Brain

By Lia Peralta

Did you know that music education helps with cognitive development? See how it improves test scores, early childhood development, learning, and more.

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Music helps students succeed

Music helps students succeed

By Samantha Manus

HOW CAN MUSIC HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED?  “If active engagement with music increases positive perceptions of self, this may transfer to other areas of study and increase motivation to persist. There were high correlations between positive self-perception, cognitive...

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Music builds self-confidence

Music builds self-confidence

By Samantha Manus

Motivation is crucial in how well children perform at school and is closely linked to self-perceptions of ability, self-efficacy and aspirations. “If active engagement with music increases positive perceptions of self, this may transfer to other areas of study...

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