Did you know that music training stimulates a whole network of brain areas, and that musical activity draws on nearly every region of the brain?
Did you know that music education speeds the development of speech and reading skills, trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods, and helps them to develop empathy and emotional intelligence?
The use of new technologies in neuroscience over the last decade has given researchers a better understanding of exactly what happens inside the brain when it processes music, and how this activity contributes to better learning and functioning.
The Royal Conservatory of Music has published a summary of the recent neuroscience research proving that music education is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social and creative potential. “The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research” highlights studies offering compelling insights into the potent, long-term value children gain through music training.
(See the whole page at the RCM website)