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Music Lessons Make you Smarter

MUSAC LESSONS MAKĒ YOU S MARTER WHAT DO THESE GREAT MINDS HAVE IN COMMON? Leonardo da Vinci Isaac Newton Benjamin Franklin Albert Einstein Thomas Edison Galileo Galilei Condoleezza Rice Bill Clinton Allan Greenspan Bill Gates Steven Spielberg Neil Armstrong They were all musicians. Coincidence? Certainly not! Scientific studies prove that music education helps to develop smarter, more successful students who grow into more productive adults. IMPROVED MATH SKILLS IMPROVED READING SKILLS A+ In a study of 96 children ages 5-7 years old, In a collection of 24 studies, with sample sizes of over 500,000 high school students, those who received 7 months of supplementary music and arts classes earned researchers found a strong correlation between music higher mathematics scores than those with the schools' typical music and arts training. instruction and higher reading test scores. IMPROVED MEMORY In a study of 90 children ages 6-15 years old, those who engaged in music training had significantly better verbal memory. Longer training led to even greater verbal memory. IMPROVED IQ No Lessons Drama Keyboard Voice Full Scale IQ score before 99.4 102.6 102.6 103.8 Full Scale IQ score after 103.3 107.7 108.7 111.4 Mean IQ Score Increase 3.9 5.1 6.1 7.6 A study of 132 children were divided into 4 groups; their IQs were tested before and after with the full Wechsler intelligence test. Results: Students who engaged in keyboard and voice lessons had the greatest increases in IQ. IMPROVED SAT SCORES A study of 500 high school students found that those who engaged in some form of music lessons scored: • 57 points higher in verbal comprehension • 41 points higher in math IMPROVED PLANNING Students who are rhythmically skilled tend to plan, sequence, and coordinate actions in daily tasks better. Sources: 1/a/famouspeople.htm Brought to you by: Takelessons

Music Lessons Make you Smarter

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What do Einstein, Da Vinci, and Bill Gates all have in common? They were all musicians! See how taking music lessons or becoming a musician can make you smarter.


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