This report by Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, eSchool News, August 15, 2013, may confirm observations you’ve already made about the achievement of students who participate in school music programs — The new study reveals that music education can offset widespread student achievement gaps, enhance student learning skills, and promote better brain function later in life. The good news for schools is that whether or not music funding is available, new music technology can provide students with music education at little to no cost.
“We are what we do,” said Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles professor and principal investigator at the Auditory Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern University. “And the brain helps prove that.”
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