Your Child’s Development:Music Study may be the Best Tool for the Brain
A WEALTH OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH over the last decade is proving that music education
is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social, and creative potential.
It speeds the development of speech and reading skills
It trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods
l It helps children gain a sense of empathy for others
Music study requires a high degree of precision in auditory processing: being almost in tune
is not good enough. This means that musically trained children are better able to distinguish
subtle details of speech, leading to improved reading, better comprehension, and also a
greater ability to interpret what other people – children and adults – are really saying.
STRONGER NEURAL CONNECTIONS
MORE GREY MATTER
BETTER INFORMATION PROCESSING
BETTER MEMORY AND ATTENTION
BETTER MOTOR COORDINATION
Musically-trained children develop to their full potential because
participation in music is inherently rewarding, making children more
likely to devote the time and practice necessary to develop strong
cognitive and social abilities.
Most importantly, music gives children a means to express
themselves, to unleash their creativity, and to be inspired by their
own boundless capacity for personal growth.
For more than 127 years, The Royal Conservatory of Music
has contributed to the musical education of millions of Canadians,
as well as to their academic success and social well-being. The research
we highlight in this document offers compelling insight into the
powerful, long-term value children gain through music study.
“Musical activity involves nearly every region of the brain that we
know about, and nearly every neural subsystem.”
Daniel Levitin, This is Your Brain on Music, p.299
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