As performing arts programs in schools continue to be cut, Arts Initiative fills an important void and provides a valuable cultural opportunity for students and school communities. Year after year, Arts Initiative continues to grow as the demand for arts programs continues. Always adapting, Arts Initiative continues to provide the highest qualityself-sustaining programs in the Silicon Valley. "We are committed to bringing each of our students a love of their performing art, the skills required to express that love, and a dedication to learn and grow through practice and performance."
The facts about the importance of music education don’t lie. Here are a few we think are important:
Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher attendance rates than do those without programs (93.3 percent as compared to 84.9 percent).
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than do those without music programs (90.2 percent as compared to 72.9 percent). In addition, those that rate their programs as "excellent or very good" have an even higher graduation rate (90.9 percent).
The combined results of 30 studies indicate that music instruction is linked to significantly improved reading skills.
Help us bring our classroom music program to low income schools in the SIlicon Valley by donating!