This study’s findings were so similar to another recently published study, I had to look back to make sure this wasn’t a repeat. It’s not. The evidence keeps rolling in. But let’s remember, the real benefit to making music is that it’s its own reward. It’s easy to forget that when we’re scrambling to find “useful” reasons to include music in education. The cake is that you get to make music. The frosting is that it has other benefits, too. Anyway, the study:
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.