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Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in BOBFest, Slider, Teen, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

The Benefits of Music Lessons

The Benefits of Music Lessons

Music Lessons Increase Your Intelligence Many scientific studies have been done which conclusively show that students who play a musical instrument get better grades and have better test scores than those who don’t.  Recent studies have even shown that music training actually increases IQ, enables children to start reading at a younger age, and helps older adults to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia by strengthening the memory. Problem Solvers – Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations, according to the Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills.- Rhythm seen as key to music’s evolutionary role in human intellectual development, Center for Timing, Coordination, and Motor Skills, 2000. Higher SAT Scores — Students with experience in music performance and music appreciation scored higher on the SAT than students with no music education: 53 points higher on the verbal and 39 points higher on the math for music performance; 61 points higher on the verbal and 42 points higher on the math...

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