The Benefits of Music Lessons

The benefits of musical training (for both children and adults!) are endless. PBS and the National Association for Music Education specifically lists the following as consequences of music education:

  • Language Development
  • Increased IQ
  • Larger growth of neural activity (the brain works harder)
  • Spatial intelligence (also necessary for math skills)
  • Improved test scores
  • Improved memorization scores
  • Emotional intelligence and development of empathy
  • Development of creative thinking
  • Preparation for the creative economy of the 21st century
  • Learning teamwork as part of a band or orchestra
  • Being disciplined and learning a skill one can be proud of

Learn more by reading the full articles here:

http://www.nafme.org/20-important-benefits-of-music-in-our-schools/
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/

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