The Long Term Benefits of Childhood Music Classes

The New York Times recently published an article about the long term benefits of early childhood music classes. The article finds connections between music classes and learning language. “‘To learn to read, you need to have good working memory, the ability to disambiguate speech sounds, make sound-to-meaning connections,’ said Professor Nina Kraus, director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University. ‘Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.'” The full article is available here.

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