The study aims to know which the students are more interested to, either music or their studies. Most of the students are engaged in different interests’ music and studies in school. There are some students can be productive in their studies with music but others fail to sustain their academic performance. In relation to this, the researchers intend to assess whether music influence more in the activity of the students in school than studying. The study used quantitative approach descriptive survey design to examine the relationship between the interest of the students music or studies in school. By complete enumeration, 236 students out of 254 students in senior high responded voluntarily to answer the questionnaire. The researchers used sum, frequency, simple percentage, weighted mean and lambda to determine the interest of the students either music or studies. The results shows that music tends to influence their studies by 13.8% because students are actively in school when there is music background. On the other hand, studying tends to influences students’ music. Students shall be allowed to play music when they are studying or performing tasks because it is their way of focusing and improving their knowledge when they listen to music.
interest, music, studies and academic performance