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The Benefits of Musical Education

There are numerous scientific research studies that support the positive impacts of music on young and developing brains. The links below lead to a few studies and articles that give insight into how important learning and engaging with music is to the development of children's minds. 

 Accelerated   vocabulary and language 

Increased motor skills

Improved Test Scores

Heightened Spatial-Temporal Skills

Scientific Studies

There are numerous scientific research studies that support the positive impacts of music on young, developing brains. The links below lead to a few studies and articles that give insight into how important learning and engaging with music is on the development of children's minds. 

How musical training affects cognitive development

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3957486/

 

Musical Training Shapes Structural Brain Development

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996392/

 

Practicing a Musical Instrument in Childhood

 

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003566

 

Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education 

 

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2018.00103/full?_ga=2.63007279.122942088.1566086779-1196487477.1566086779

 

Playing an Instrument: Better for Your Brain than Just Listening

 

https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-blog/2017/january/playing-an-instrument-better-for-your-brain-than-just-listening

 

Art therapy for symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety 

 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17450128.2016.1181288

 

Cortical Thickness Maturation and Duration of Music Training

 

https://www.jaacap.org/article/S0890-8567(14)00578-4/fulltext

 

Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/07/music-lessons-spur-emotional-and-behavioral-growth-in-children-new-study-says/

 

Music classes sparks neuroplasticity and language development in children 

 

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01403/full

 

Long-term positive associations between music lessons and IQ.

 

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2006-06234-014

 

Low-income, male students less likely to play instruments at home

 

https://www.k12dive.com/news/report-low-income-male-students-less-likely-to-play-instruments-at-home/554148/

 

A Prescription for Music Lessons

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368928/

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn a Musical Instrument

 

https://sonomusic.com.au/5-reasons-why-you-should-learn-a-musical-instrument/

 

Does Studying Music Increase SAT Scores?

 

https://www.cmuse.org/does-studying-music-increase-sat-scores/

Correlation between math and musical ability

 

https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/correlation-between-math-and-music-ability

 

Analysis Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement

 

https://doi.apa.org/fulltext/2019-34936-001.html

 

Using Music to Close the Academic Gap

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/using-music-to-close-the-academic-gap/280362/

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