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- Music Linked To Reduced
- Source: MuSICA Research
Notes, Volume VII, Issue 1, Winter 2000
- Martin Gardiner of Brown University recently reported, at a
education meeting in Oklahoma City, the results of analyzing a
database. The database included information gathered over a period
years for more than a thousand residents of Rhode Island.
- Tracking people from birth through the age of thirty, Gardiner
relationship between arrest records of teenagers and their degree
involvement in music.
- Gardiner found that the greater the involvement in music, the
lower the arrest
record. Teens who had music education were less likely to get into
students who did not. However, those who also were involved in
playing a musical
instrument had even fewer brushes with the law. Those who had the
including good sight-reading ability, had a negligible arrest
- This research, still in progress, was funded by the
International Foundation for Music Research (IFMR).
- We will be watching for additional updates about this
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