Music Education is not just an EXTRA–It’s an important part of a child’s education. According to new research on the brain, it actually helps us learn. This is just ONE important reason we should wholeheartedly fight for high quality music instruction in ALL our schools. Check out this great video about how playing an instrument benefits the brain, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

For extra credit: Check out this awesome school band playing a Zepplin classic. Isn’t it amazing what kids can do?

Zeppelin!

What do you think? Does your school support high quality music education? What can parents and educators do to ensure ALL kids, no matter what their background receive a great experience with instrumental music?

Related reads: Is Education Killing our Kids’ Creativity?

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Ali Collins is an educator, community organizer and mom. She lives with her husband and twin girls in San Francisco, CA.

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