piano-student-1No less than the Wall Street Journal recently published an article (October 10th) that summarizes the latest research into the notion that children who actively participate in music-making are, well, just plain smarter and become better students. The article also mentions that, somewhere in passing, that making music is just plain fun, so music study is sort of a win-win scenario. 

Read the whole article here. online.wsj.com/news/article_email/a-musical-fix-for-american-schoolsonline.wsj.com/news/article_email/a-musical-fix-for-american-schools

Here is a recent article from ABC News about how beneficial formal music instruction can be for your child.

Music Lessons Linked to Lasting Brain Benefits

Music lessons early in life may have lasting benefits on the brain, a new study found.

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A recent article from the Sacramento Bee about a study that connects music-making with increased empathy in children.

Music makes kids more empathetic, research finds

Exposure to music can makes kids more empathetic, a recent study has found.

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