The benefits of music lessons on kids’ brains are much stronger when the students actually pay attention.
Researchers at Northwestern University studied brain activity of kids involved in a non-profit that provides music education to disadvantaged children in Los Angeles.
Those who regularly attended music classes and actively participated showed larger improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores.
Other research on this non-profit project linked music training with an ability to distinguish syllables that sounds alike – a key literacy skill.
Article by Matt McGovern, Posted in KGNS, Friday, Jan 2nd 2015