Infographic: The Psychology of Music

Really great info graphic about the psychology of music!
I’m hesitant to link music education with academic success and social skills. One, they are correlations, that is they are linked, but one does not cause the other. There are a huge number of other social factors that impact these claims.
Two, music education does not exist to promote these other skills. I’m happy if my students perform well in their other classes, to be certain, but my purpose is a music educator is to teach students music. To teach them how to create and express through music is the highest calling of the music educator.
Great graphic, but many music ed folks cringe at the correlations as arguments for music education in schools!
The Psychology of Music

 

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