Benefits of Music Education
The benefits of music education are multi-fold; research has shown that learning music facilitates achievement in other subjects and boosts brain development. Here are a few articles which discuss the latest findings about the positive effects that learning and playing music has on students:
“Scientific Studies Prove Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Did for You”
mic.com, February 17, 2015
“What Parents Need to Know About Children’s Brains on Music.” Plummer, Mary, 89.3 KPCC, January 26, 2015.
“A Musical Fix for American Schools — Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence.”The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2014.
“How playing an instrument benefits your brain.” Collins, Anita, TED-Ed Lesson, July 22, 2014.
“How Brains See Music as Language — A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.” The Atlantic, February 19, 2014.
“Is Music the Key to Success?“ The New York Times, October 12, 2013.
Video excerpt of the TED-Ed Lesson cited above: