Learning to Play Music May Improve Grades

20th October 2014

We keep coming across articles that show that the link between music and learning is incredibly strong.

Studies in America have shown that music instruction can have a huge impact on a child's cognition. "Forty-four Los Angeles public school students between the ages of six and nine were observed. The study found the kids who had completed two years of musical instrument instruction were able to better process language.

"Recognizing consonants from vowels and difficult words where letters may sound alike, and distinguishing them—which is very important for early reading,"

A separate study states: "Music is no cure-all, nor is it likely to turn your child into a Nobel Prize winner. But there is compelling evidence that it can boost children’s academic performance and help fix some of our schools’ most intractable problems."

Read these studies here:




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