Early childhood music training can lead to improvements in both musical skills and language skills, according to Dr Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
The first large-scale, longitudinal study in the Netherlands, finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities and academic achievement.
The only way to correctly assess the effects of music training on child development is to study children before they start any music training and to follow them systematically thereafter.
The findings of a recent study in England show that young people playing a musical instrument enjoy greater progress and better academic outcomes than those who do not, with the greatest impact for those playing the longest.
A study by researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children.