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Schmitt Music offers a wide variety of musical education opportunities for individuals and groups, and we strive to introduce the musical arts to every generation.

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Whether you're 5 or 95, you can benefit mentally, physically and socially from joining in a musical activity. Everyone knows that music is fun and entertaining. But did you also know that playing music is scientifically proven to benefit people of all ages?

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Children and Teens — Music positively affects the development of children's cognitive skills. It builds confidence, self-discipline and inspires creativity. Also engaging in music can increase productivity and help kids and teens connect socially with their peers.

A two-year Swiss study involving 1,200 children in 50 schools showed that students involved in the music program were better at languages, learned to read more easily, showed an im- proved social climate, demonstrated more enjoyment in school, and had a lower stress level than non-music students. (E.W. Weber, M. Spychiger, and J. L. Patry, 1993)

Adults and Seniors — Participating in music exercises the brain and helps fight memory loss. It helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure. And it can stave off depression and loneliness.

Making music can help reduce job burnout and improve your mood, according to a study exposing 112 long-term care workers to six recreational music-making sessions of group drumming and keyboard accompaniment. (as published in Advances in Mind-Body Medicine)

We hope that there is something in the Schmitt Music University that will inspire you to make magical music moments now and throughout your life.

For more information on any of our Education Programs, please contact our Director of Education, Michael Wright at 763-398-5046 or

Music Makes Us Whole, sponsored by Schmitt Music

Schmitt Music is a proud supporter of "Music Makes Us Whole" – music education advocacy for Minnesota schools! Music Makes Us Whole is the initiative of several dozen Minnesota organizations that believe every child deserves a rich music education. Get involved! Visit to learn more.