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Title: Learning Music Can Make Kids Smarter


1
Learning Music Can Make Kids Smarter
  • A Research Review

2
Scientific Research Shows Music Study Helps Young
Brains Develop...
  • Music is a basic building block of intelligence
  • Playing music develops critical neural connections

3
Benefits of Music Study...
  • Improves Spatial Reasoning
  • Improves Flexibility of Thought
  • Builds Abstract Reasoning Skills
  • Develops Good Work Habits

4
Music Prepares Kids for Science Math
  • Piano instruction improves math centers of the
    brain
  • Preschoolers perform 34 higher in
    spatial-temporal tests

5
Music Training Helps Under-Achievers
  • Music and visual arts training given to
    under-performing first graders
  • After 7 months art students surpass peers in math
    tests
  • Marked improvement in behavior and attitude

6
Music Helps Students Grasp Math
  • Eighth, quarter and half notes used to teach
    fractions
  • Test group scored 100 better in math skill

7
High School Music Makers Test Scores Higher
  • Dept. of Educ. tracked 25,000 students over ten
    years
  • Music-making students outperformed non-musical
    peers
  • Results same for all socio-economic groups

8
Music Students Score Higher SATs
  • Average 57 points higher in verbal
  • Average 41 points higher in math

9
Music Students Enjoy Greater College Success
  • Music majors are better readers
  • Music majors are most successful med school
    applicants

10
Student Musicians Less Likely To Have Alcohol
Problems
  • Study of 362 college-age students at University
    of Texas
  • Music-makers less likely to abuse all substances

11
Music Making Develops The Brain in Many Ways
  • Better Math Skills
  • Better Reading Skills
  • Better Social Skills

12
What We Support
  • Music is a core subject
  • It should be taught to all students
  • It should be taught in all grades

13
Give Our Children the Advantages of Music
  • Playing a musical instrument can help our kids
    become better students and better citizens

14
Learning Music Can Make Kids Smarter
  • A Research Review
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