Music has the potential to change everything. Stratford Summer Music makes a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community by creating opportunities for learning, acceptance and growth. There have been many studies that claim musical education and exposure in childhood can accelerate and ignite all areas of child development. It helps the body and mind work together and significantly improves self-esteem. By exposing children to music early in their life, it can spark a lifelong interest in music and musical education.