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It’s Official! Music Lessons Boost Brain Power

Russell Hall
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06.19.2014
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A new study has determined that children who undertake early music training become better at processing and retaining information.

The research further determined that musically trained children possess greater problem-solving skills than untrained children of the same age.

As reported by London’s Daily Mail, the study looked at children who had played an instrument for at least two years in regular private music lessons. “…We think our findings have strong educational implications,” said Nadine Gaab, who led the research. “While many schools are cutting music programs and spending more and more time on test preparation, our findings suggest that musical training may actually help to set up children for a better academic future.”

Gaab further suggested the research may have implications for adults suffering from cognitive dysfunction as well. So, ready to get started on those music lessons? Click here.

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