The 6 Benefits Early Music Education has on a Child’s Brain Development


Musicians’ brains look and function differently

There are a large number of scientific studies that prove that Early Music Education in children can…

  • improve their cognitive function
  • help their memory
  • help them to learn language
  • moderate their emotional states
  • help their brains to be healthier
  • help solve complex problems

How does early music education greatly improve brain development?

Learning music is like a full body workout because it works the entire brain. It works three different parts of the brain: the motor, visual, and auditory cortices.

Music helps us to become comfortable with discomfort, and learning is uncomfortable. Music increases our tolerance to power through difficult problems and helps us to solve problems creatively.

Think on a bigger scale: 

Music education can have a big impact on our society.

Imagine having a generation of children with early exposure to music with higher IQ and cognitive capability. 

Imagine children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and kids struggling in math being able to bridge the gaps in their learning by having a healthier and more effective brain!

All this data was extracted from “What if every child had access to music education from birth – Anita Collins”. Check the full TED talk video below to hear the details of how music education improves brain development and the implications of having a smarter generation in our society.

Video: What if every child had access to music education from birth?

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