Foundation Report on Music Education

September 19, 2015

Parents and Teachers in Harmony

A nationwide study of 1,000 teachers and 800 parents finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music Education in the United States 2015”.

The survey conducted in January-February 2015:

  • Seventy-seven percent of teachers and 64 percent of parents agree that music and arts education are “extremely important” or “very important.”
  • Eighty-seven percent of teachers and 81 percent of parents believe children should have a chance to learn to play musical instruments as early as elementary school.
  • Sixty-three percent of teachers and 57 percent of parents believe music education should be a required subject in middle school.

Read the article and download the report at https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/striking-chord-hopes-and-beliefs-k-12-music-education.

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