Research and Studies

I read every study I can get my hands on about the benefits of music training. I know how beneficial formal training is, but I like to have the proof in my hands when I try to convince a parent or a teacher to help add it to the schools. The following is a few of those, and as I find more they will be added to the page. I try to include articles that have a summary of it, along with access to the studies themselves. I realize that not everyone wants to read pages of scientific research!

NeuroNet Learning is a great resource for the research, they read through pages and pages of data then blog about it with a fantastic summary. Many of the studies I’ve found have been there.

NeuroNet Learning Blog

Musical Training Heightens Auditory Brainstem Function During Sensitive Periods in Development

Biological impact of preschool music classes on processing speech in noise

Musical Experience Influences Statistical Learning of a Novel Language

Music training for kids with language problems

Cognitive modeling of early music reading skill acquisition for piano: A comparison of the Middle-C and Intervallic methods

Musical Training Shapes Developmental Processes

ScienceDirect.com

Biological impact of preschool music classes on processing speech noise

American Journal of Psychiatry

Musical Experience Influences Statistical Learning of a Novel Language

Carnegie-Melon University Psychiatry Department

Cognitive modeling of early music reading skill acquisition for piano: A comparison of the Middle-C and Intervallic methods

National Institute for Health

Music training for the development of speech segmentation.

Science Daily

Arts and Crafts: Critical to Economic Innovation.

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