The Benefits of Music Education
The Royal Conservatory - April 2014
Your Child’s Development: Music Study may be the Best Tool
Over the past 20 years, several large-scale studies of school achievement have found a strong correlation between learning to play an instrument and academic success.
The use of technologies such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) has given researchers a better understanding of exactly what happens inside the brain when it processes music and how this activity contributes to better learning and functioning.
The research is showing that learning to play an instrument leads to changes
in a child’s brain that make it more likely they will reach their full cognitive
and academic potential.
20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools
National Association for Music Education - July 21, 2014
Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are having to do away with their music education programs. This is a mistake, with schools losing not only an enjoyable subject, but a subject that can enrich students’ lives and education. Read on to learn why music education is so important, and how it offers benefits even beyond itself.