Selected Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

New research has just been published that supports the idea that music lessons increase cognitive skills in children. “Children who received music lessons showed improved language-based reasoning, and the ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved academic achievement. This suggests that the cognitive skills developed during music lessons can influence children’s cognitive abilities in completely unrelated subjects, leading to overall improved academic performance.” Click HERE to read the entire article.

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