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Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons

A new study reports that older adults who took music lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not.

Neuroscientists Find that Playing an Instrument Is a Unique Workout for the Brain

How to grow a highly connected brain - "Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once; especially the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. Furthermore, practice strengthens those functions."

This might have originated as a message about autism. I think its about every child though. And I love it. M.

Is Music the Key to Success?

Experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together ideas...

IN Australia, primary school teachers receive, on average, 17 hours of mandatory music education in their teacher education courses. In South Australia it is even less. In Finland it is 270 hours.