Scientific proof that Playing an Instrument as a Child is still One of the Best Choices You Make

New research shows just why being a musical child is so important.

via Playing an Instrument as a Child Was One of the Best Choices You Made – Mic.

 “Music Enrichment Programs Improve the Neural Encoding of Speech in At-Risk Children,” was the first of its kind, according to Northwestern, that observed the effects of musical training on children involved in an already-existing program that targets at-risk kids.”

 

The Music Instinct on PBS

 

 Along with Bobby McFerrin and David Levitin the author of This is Your Brain on Music.     The site has many articles, interviews, videos and educational media.

The Music Instinct | PBS.

 

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin. Plume/Penguin, 2007.