Posted by Jessica Estrella on July 28, 2011. 0 Comments
Can Playing an Instrument Help Increase Math Scores?
Music, it’s said to soothe the savage beast. But did you know that musical training can increase math scores, social development and success in life?
Researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. This observation holds regardless of students' socio-economic status, and differences in those who are involved with instrumental music vs. those who are not is more significant over time.*
It’s been identified that music in a curriculum improves a student’s ability to be educated, with improved cognitive and motor skills.
“Fourth graders who received two years of piano lessons...