6 Ways Music Education is Beneficial for Kids

posted: 09/28/16
by: Katherine Sosnoff

With what seems like endless opportunities for activities for our kids, it can be tough to decide what to zero in on. A no-brainer? Musical education. Whether it be formal music lessons on a specific instrument or a sing-along class for toddlers, music education has been proven to be extremely beneficial for kids.

Language Development: According to the Children's Music Workshop, recent studies indicate that "musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain's circuits in specific ways."

Educational Success: Studies have shown that students who participate in music lessons or classes excel in their studies across the board.

SAT Scores: Students who have musical education in their background score better on their SATs.

Spatial Intelligence: Kids who have been exposed to music have a greater understanding of spatial intelligence, a major benefit as kids begin to understand math.

Improved Memory: Participation in music at an early age helps kids to develop brain patterns that will help improve their overall memory.

Cultivating Social Skills: Group classes can help kids learn how to collaborate as they work towards a common goal, whether it be a middle-school orchestra reaching a crescendo or toddlers taking turns clapping along to a song in a music class.

Spurgeon's Musical Experience

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The Seewalds and Christian rapper Flame hang out in a music store with Spurgeon along for the adventure.