Importance of Music and Performing Arts Education

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose.” – John F. Kennedy

Children who are engaged in music and the performing arts find personal fulfillment while developing their identity, creativity, intellect, social connections, work ethic, and craftsmanship.

MTC's music education and performance programs impart important life skills and prepare children for success as parents, members of the community, and in fields such as the arts, science, education, medicine, engineering, politics, business, and law.  

Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons - New York Times, Nov. 2013

Is Music the Key to Success? - New York Times, Oct. 2013

Nobel Prize in Medicine Winner Thomas Sudhof on the influence of his music teacher

Early Music Lessons Have Lifetime Benefits - New York Times, Sept. 2012

The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people - International Journal of Music Education, 2010

Music Lessons Enhance IQ - American Psychological Society, 2004