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“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” -Edward Hopper

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."-Leopold Stokowski

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over.-Ray Charles

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It’s a proven fact that art & music education improves academic skills.

Organized music lessons appear to benefit children’s IQ and academic performance–and the longer the instruction continues, the larger the effect, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 98, No. 2). Lead researcher E. Glenn Schellenberg, PhD, says the recent study builds on work he published in 2004, in which 6-year-olds given a year of voice or piano lessons saw a significantly larger increase in IQ than a control group that waited a year for musical instruction. (courtesy of American Psychological Association)

Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.  Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands. (courtesy of DoSomething.org)

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