Why Learn Music?

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Music is used in entertainment, academic, therapeutic, scientific, and business applications.

Music is a reflection of human intellect and is an accomplishment made possible by our ability to reason.

  • Music is a universal language—performed, used and followed globally.
  • Music involves multi-tasking, which improves sensory and motor skills.
  • Music can increase the brain’s capacity by strengthening synapses and neural connections.
  • Musical experience and ability often correlate with higher math aptitude in school.
  • Participation in the arts correlates with higher scores on college entrance exams.
  • Music can lead to a rewarding career (in many endeavors—not just performing).
  • Music enriches our lives. The ability to play music is inspiring and rewarding on many levels.

Tracey Dils

Publisher, McGraw-Hill Education Parenting Newsletter

“The areas in the brain’s cortex that help children develop musical ability and mathematical ability are close together. Studying music, then, can help children develop in the areas of math, engineering and anything that involves space, time and numbers.”

John F. Kennedy

35th U.S. President

“Last year, more Americans went to symphonies than to baseball games... I am certain that, after the dust of the centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for our victories and defeats in battle or politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”

John Scully

Former CEO, Apple Computer

“The creative arts provide us with a unique and vital perspective about our world. As performers or supporters of music, dance, art or theater, with each experience, we have the possibility of being inspired and seeing the world through a different lens.”



  • Cooper, Paul. Perspectives in Music Theory (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974).
  • Grout, Donald, A History of Western Music (W.W. Norton & Co., 1973).
  • Website: http://elwood.pionet.net/~hub7/ - Numerous articles and references.
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Joyful Keys Music Studio in San Diego

Music Studio located in San Diego

Our students live in San Carlos, Del Cerro, Fletcher Hills, Lake Murray, Allied Gardens, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon and in the SDSU & Grossmont College areas.