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Instruments were a requirement when I was a kid in public school. Learning to play the violin in elementary school changed the course of my life forever. But in 2014 music in public schools is hard to find; it's barely a requirement or even an elective. Schools cannot afford instruments or the instructors to teach kids how to play. Still, the proof is there! Students who study music are 5 times less likely to drop out of school. Music education helps improve grades, standardized test scores, behavior, attendance and student health.

Please join me this month in donating extra credits to help bring music back to our public schools.

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MUST is a non-profit organization that supports and develops music education programs that increase student achievement.

MUST reaches 21,000 children and youth annu‚Äčally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, developing instrumental music, opera, theater and visual arts programs and returning to our original role in advocacy. In response to requests from teachers and parents, MUST is currently developing multicultural and ecological curricula that tie music and arts into other core school subjects like social studies and science, and is establishing programs that are national in scope.

Students who learn to play music are also 3 times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree. In the U.S., schools with the highest reported academic achievement typically spend 20-30% of the school day on arts education, with a major emphasis in music. Music Education can increase math and science scores by up to 20%. Music Education promotes inclusive economic growth by fostering innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills in children at a young age.

http://www.mustcreate.org/
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