We know music has many benefits, especially for the way kids learn and how a child’s brain develops. So we get excited about supportive research like this study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience:
A team of researchers at Northwestern University, including the well-known Nina Kraus, share findings on the benefits of early childhood music education.
“…Childhood music instruction has strong linguistic benefits and improves performance on everyday listening tasks. Since we live in an inherently noisy world, the better we are at focusing on sound and perceiving different sounds, the better. This can be particularly important for children with learning disorders or those for whom English is a second language.”
Through this study and other research, here are some known benefits of music training:
- Improves hearing
- Bolsters brain function
- Strengthens reading skills
- Increases math abilities
- Improves social development
- Helps people become better team players
- Supports self-esteem
Our mission at Kindermusik, to instill a lifelong love of music and a foundation for learning in children, completely aligns with this research. We are especially thrilled about the quote from Nina Kraus, supporting the concept that even little exposure to music as can go a long way…
“Based on what we already know about the ways that music helps shape the brain, the study suggests that short-term music lessons may enhance lifelong listening and learning,” said Kraus.