FOUR COGNITIVE SKILLS SUPERCHARGED BY MUSIC EDUCATION

| July 23, 2019

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In recent times, music programs seem to be one of the elements being reduced or eliminated in schools. However, music has so many educational benefits for all students, not just for those who are musically gifted. Students that are not musically talented can also participate and sharpen different cognitive skills while musically inclined students will take their learning one step further by tuning their musical abilities. Acquisition of language occurs faster in students who study music rather than students who do not participate in music. Since similar regions of the brain are responsible for language and reading, reading skills also develop faster.

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