Did you know, “Neuroscientists have demonstrated that learning to play an instrument or sing leads to changes in a child’s brain that make it more likely they will reach their full cognitive and academic potential”?1 These changes don’t take years of dedicated study to begin to take effect. In fact, “Young children taking music lessons showed dramatic improvement in their verbal intelligence after only four weeks of music training.”2 Study after study has proven the benefits of music education. I recommend reading through The Royal Conservatory of Music’s, The Benefits of Music Education, An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research to learn more.
Making Learning Real is a proud supporter of music education! I have reaped the benefits of both public and private music study. I’ve been playing the piano for 25 years, attended a performing arts high school, and earned my Bachelor of Music degree at Mount Allison University. It has been my pleasure to teach students, both in the classroom and privately, to share my love of music with others.