There is a wealth of evidence that indicates that music lessons offer children intellectual benefits. This can put them ahead of others who do not participate in music education. There are indications of higher grades and IQ scores, lower incidence of misbehavior, and higher level reading skills. The current television programming shows a resurgence in recent years of a renewed interest in the benefits of music training. Shows like American Idol, The Voice, are just a few. But watching television and just listening to music aren't enough to gain the benefits of music. You have to be involved in the education process to see the results.

Success in school is one of the easiest-measured gains of music participation. Children participating in piano keyboard and math software demonstrated an improvement in math skills. Other studies show music participants receiving more A's than B's than non-music students. Higher SAT scores are another benefit to studying music.

All in all, music education helps create a well-rounded student who becomes a well-rounded adult. It can also serve as an entryway to new careers, relationships, or business ventures. Since music is a worldwide language, the opportunities music provides are global. Music should be encouraged both at school and at home from participation in band and/or chorus to individual music instruction.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Hickory Music Club, NC Federation of Music Clubs

Contact Details

  Person Kim J Gant
  City Hickory, NC
  Zip Code 28601
  Address 5648 37th St. Dr. NE
  Phone Number (828) 302-9224

Business Representative

Kim J Gant


Kim is a qualified, classically trained music instructor holding a BM and an MA in music. She maintains a studio both in her home in Hickory, and also at The Harper School in Lenoir, NC. Kim has over 30 years experience in teaching private piano and voice, handbell directing, classroom teaching, and church choral music. She is a member of Hickory Music Club as well as a former member of Hickory Choral Society. Kim has resided in Hickory, NC for the last 28 years.