Parents who spend time and money to teach their children music, take heart — a new study shows young children who take music lessons have better memories than their nonmusical peers.
“This is the first study to show that brain responses in young, musically trained and untrained children change differently over the course of a year,” said Trainor who led the study.
She said it was not that surprising that children studying music improved in musical listening skills more than children not studying music.
“On the other hand, it is very interesting that the children taking music lessons improved more over the year on general memory skills that are correlated with nonmusicalabilities such as literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics and IQ,” she said.
Past studies have shown that older kids who take music lessons generally have higher IQ . Most children begin music lessons when they start school – This study is important because it focuses on much younger children aged 4-6.
Guess I better get started on piano lessons for my kids