ERIC Number: ED513911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
The Link between Musical Achievement and Academic Achievement of Young Children
Costley, Kevin C.
During the twentieth century it has been theorized that there is a link between musical achievement and academic achievement of young children. In support of this controversial view, many educators and music specialists promote the relationship between, parent, teacher, and child. The theory is: with cooperative learning experiences in the study of music in general and with a performing medium specifically, as the child grows musically, he likewise will grow academically. This paper seeks to find any correlations between intelligence and a quality music education? Does the study of music build multiple intelligence and kinesthetic perception in the areas of language skills, mathematics skills and other academic skills? Does the study of music and positive mentoring build character and creativity? The research indicates positive correlations between music study and academic gains. There is a very high level of cognitive and effective learning in quality music programs. When the arts are integrated carefully into the core curriculum, overall academic achievement is affected positively.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A