Music Education Can Make Students' Test Scores Sing
WebMD - 06-05
Want to give your child an edge in math and English? Enroll them in music lessons. That's the takeaway of a recent study finding that elementary schoolers who studied an instrument for at least 18 months not only did better on tests of memory, planning, reasoning, focus, and self-control, they also vastly outperformed nonmusical peers on arithmetic, language, and IQ tests.