Motivation is crucial in how well children perform at school and is closely linked to self-perceptions of ability, self-efficacy and aspirations.

“Students who participated in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools music programs for up to one year had significantly better attendance and graduation rates, higher GPAs and test scores, and lower discipline reports than their non-music peers. Students with more than one year of music participation performed significantly better than their peers with less on each of these indicators.”

FROM PRELUDE: MUSIC MAKES US BASELINE RESEARCH REPORT. NASHVILLE, TN: METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 2013*

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*Metro Nashville Public Schools has been a VH1 Save The Music partner district since 1999.