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Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did For You, According to Science
♫ SOME MUSICAL THOUGHTS
Musical study can help students in many ways. Creativity, logical reasoning, and discipline are just some of the areas where studies have shown music to boost a person's abilities. Below are some quotes for you to ponder.
♫ It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.
--Albert Einstein, speaking about his theory of relativity
♫ Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
--Ludwig van Beethoven
♫ The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those who sang best.
--Henry David Thoreau
♫ Music helps structure people’s thinking and working by assisting them in learning math, language, and spatial skills.
--Howard Gardner, educational researcher, author of the theory of multiple intelligences
Piano Lessons are Good for You and Your Brain!
Do piano lessons make children smarter? This question has intrigued scientists, parents, and educators for decades. Studies have shown that, yes, they do increase children's cognitive abilities, and in many more ways than previously believed. At its most basic level, the piano requires you to make connections between your brain (or your memory of the keys and their associated notes) and your hands, which are often performing two separate functions at the same time. That takes a lot of brainpower!
But research has shown that the benefits of piano lessons go much deeper than boosted brainpower. Increased emotional maturity, higher IQs, and above-average test scores are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to demonstrate how truly beneficial piano lessons are for children, we've made an infographic explaining the results of all this research. You don't have to be a scientist to see that taking piano lessons as a child gives you a greater chance of success. After all, it worked for Albert Einstein!