Michael Griffin, author of ‘Learning Strategies for Musical Success’ has explored the connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. He believes that life is interdisciplinary and multisensory, and the richer the brain diet stimulated by the senses, the more complex the brain becomes. Learning material presented with pictures and sound provides an emotional attachment that makes it easier to remember and more enjoyable to learn. The most effective memory-building techniques are based on the principle of association, and the strongest associations are emotional.
Michael Griffin: http://mdgriffin63.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/linking-music-with-other-learning-areas/