“KITCHENER — This city’s focus on live music and technology as key drivers of economic growth received a major boost yesterday when a national study was released here touting the broad-ranging benefits of music education for the digital economy… the research strongly suggests that a good music education in childhood leads to creative thinking, critical thinking, better social skills for collaborating with others, higher marks in English, higher marks in math, improved memory, better motor skills, boosts self-esteem and stimulates both halves of the brain — the analytical and artistic sides — better than anything else.”
Those who teach and play professionally will not find the results ofd this study surprising. Sadly, many rrimay and secondary schools have yet to consider this when setting their funding priorities. If they want – really want – their student to succeed, there is little question what a funding increase for music and the arts will do for their student’s cognitive development.
See on metronews.ca