I don't think this is really a "shocking" discovery, but certainly lends support to music programs being funded in public schools! "Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You"
Scientific research has shown over and over, that daily music practice will gives children the edge in life. A birthday present which will help to start a lifetime habit of happy peaceful productive practice seems like a lovely idea.
Research shows that music therapy has a profound impact on premature infants . We asked Clarissa Karlsson, a board-certified music therapist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D. , to explain the benefits.