Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. Source: […]

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7 Reasons Your Kid Will Benefit From An Extra Year of Music Lessons. Everyone Has Experienced #5.

If you read our article about the benefits of music lessons, then by now you’re already well aware of the academic and psychological benefits of music lessons. From school to the workplace, the scientific evidence of the positive influence of music is overwhelming and indisputable. If you’re still looking for concrete evidence that lessons will continually […]

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Why Students Really Quit Their Musical Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It) by Tony Mazzocchi

Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide Every year almost 100% of public school students begin an instrument through their school’s music program (if a program exists).  One or two years later, more than 50% of students quit; unable to enjoy all that music education has to offer for the rest of their K-12 […]

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