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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

This article is very interesting. Yet another reason why we should protect and promote the arts in schools.

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

via The New York Times, Health/Science, by Perri Klass, M.D.

Illustration/Joyce Hesselberth

When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music.

But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop. Read the rest of this entry »

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