Music education is very useful for children and adults. If you enter “Benefits of music education” in a search engine, you will discover a lot of research on the positive effects of music education on people.

I support music education because it has played an important role in my life. I had very difficult behavioral problems as a child. I was provocative. I was expelled from three schools and hospitalized three times because of mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. I have been diagnosed with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and behavioral disorder.

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By the end of 10th grade, my challenge was at the height and contributed to my escape from third school. As a rebellious child, I told my parents that I wouldn’t go to school if they didn’t find a way to play more drums on school day.

Weeks later, my mother discovered Long Island High School for the Arts. I have been accepted and life has completely changed for me. My grades have increased, my behavior has improved and I have discovered my mission in life. So I took advantage of music education. I remember my youth as a life-changing time of transformation.

Now I’m a professional drummer and I love my job. I am happy, healthy and in control of my behavior. Instead of challenging, I found positive ways to express myself. Like everyone, I suffer from periodic stress. When I transmit and play behind my drums, I feel relief, emotional expression and a wonderful connection with other people.

Music education is very useful for children and adults.

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A famous study was conducted by Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, 1998. The researchers who conducted this study concluded that students taking part in music score higher on SAT. Another popular SAT study showed that students making music were 57 points higher in mathematics and 41 points higher in mathematics than those who were not musical. Students taking music lessons receive 63 points more than the report and 44 points more than students who do not participate in the arts.

Although much of the research on music education focuses on children, there are many benefits of music education for adults. According to a 1998 American Music Conference study, retired adults taking keyboard lessons reported reducing anxiety, depression and loneliness compared to a control group. I believe that musical education is as important for adults as it is for children.