Hindu Mommy

September 20, 2006

Want to increase your child’s memory ? – Give them music lessons

Filed under: Kids,Parenting — hindumommy @ 9:59 pm

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



  1. Then you hear the studies that kids study better with music, without them, and then some say they should listen only to classical/ballad while others say their favorite kind. Put on anything from Nirvana or Nickelback to Bocelli or Groban – so long I like it – and my mind no longer is as spacey. I even used my own version of the Hare Krishna chant to help me remember how to make certain sandwiches…

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