Research has shown that students who receive a high quality music education and actively participate in music ensembles consistently perform at higher academic levels. In addition, music involvement teaches children many skills necessary to succeed in life, such as self-confidence and self-discipline, and also helps to build interpersonal skills and social-emotional awareness.
A recent study (December 2020) from MIT shows that learning to play an instrument increase brain power. Click HERE to read about it!
Please enjoy the following presentation that was shared with the parent communities of the JAMS pathway elementary schools.
Meet a few of our JAMS musicians (current and alumni), and hear their thoughts about how music impacts their lives.
Samantha Will Rogers '19, JAMS '22
Max John Muir '16, JAMS '19, Samohi '23
Jordan Grant ' 10, JAMS '13, Samohi '17, MIT '21
Carlos Edison '09, JAMS '12, Samohi '16, Stanford '20
And, some final thoughts from former First Lady Michelle Obama on the importance of the arts.