Music and the Brain™ is a non-profit program developed by The 42nd Street Fund to offer public school students the tools to learn to read and play music through classroom keyboard instruction.
More than 200 public schools have used MATB as part of their core curriculum since 1997.
Inspired by scientific and neurological research linking music and cognitive development, MATB is the experience of what research is now telling us; Music has a significant effect on the way our brains develop and function. When children receive sequential music instruction, it can impact their proficiency in language, reading, math and cognition.
The MATB program includes invaluable teacher training, piano books, keyboards, CDs, and rhythm cards. Music education resources are often lacking, and this comprehensive and sequential curriculum was designed for success in all levels (particularly K-6). More than 55,000 students are receiving MATB instruction each academic year.