Intro to the Benefits of Music Education
At RCM, we are proving every day that music and the arts really do matter and make a difference (see PDF for research findings). We provide a non-competitive family environment for students of all backgrounds and abilities to flourish while discovering the common language of music.
Through this musical journey, students learn to express themselves, cooperate with one another, and understand the larger world beyond. Our work is especially important because we offer many of our students their only access to instruction in music and the benefits that come from that experience.
RCM and other community schools of the arts are beacons and sanctuaries, especially at a time when music and arts education have been relegated to the precarious category of a luxury. In reality, the arts help shape individual character and are a binding thread in the fabric of our society.