Music and the Brain

We’ve all heard that playing a musical instrument or actively participating in music classes can have a positive impact on brain development.  Turns out – it’s true and there is sound science to back it up.

Time featured an online article a while back about how “actively learning to play an instrument can help a child’s academic achievement.”  The key word here is “actively.”  In studies, it’s been found that kids have to be “actively engaged in the music and participate in the class.”  Sitting in the class and staring at the walls just listening to the music doesn’t have the same affect.    

To learn more about studies between music and the affect it has on the brain, check out the Time article.  Then go sign your kiddos up for a music class they'll enjoy.