• Students in top-quality instrumental programs scored 19% higher in English than
students in schools without a music program, and 32% higher in English than students
in a deficient choral program.
• Students in top-quality instrumental programs scored 17% higher in mathematics than
children in schools without a music program, and 33% higher in mathematics than
students in a deficient choral program.
• Students at schools with excellent music programs had higher English test scores
across the country than students in schools with low-quality music programs; this was
also true when considering mathematics.
• Students in all regions with lower-quality instrumental programs scored higher in
English and mathematics than students who had no music at all.
— Journal for Research in Music Education, June 2007; Dr. Christopher Johnson, Jenny Memmott
Young Children who take music lessons show different brain development and
improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive
musical training. Musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is
correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial
processing, mathematics, and IQ.
— Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at
McMaster University, 2006
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