The Benefits of Music Education

Updated: Aug 2, 2018

Music education is about much more than just learning how to play an instrument. Studies have revealed that the skills attained while a child is taking music lessons have a lasting impact in a variety of areas that are pertinent to the intellectual development and maturation of children.


See the diagrams below (courtesy of Dr. Daniel J. Levitin) to see how music activates different parts of the brain.



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"Music processing is distributed throughout the brain." - Dr. Daniel J. Levitin

By activating different parts of the brain and triggering various mental exercises, music education has far reaching benefits that will have a significant impact on a child's development.


Music helps increase:

  • IQ

  • Memory

  • Mathematical Ability

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Self Confidence

  • Hand-Eye Coordination

  • Listening Skills

  • Respiratory System

  • Concentration

Music helps children learn:

  • Self Discipline

  • Cooperation

  • Responsibility

  • Social Skills

  • Cultural Development

Music also helps reduce:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Emotional Distress and Angst

At EchoKids, we remain conscientious of and support these benefits as part of our lesson curriculum. One reason that we call our music teachers "Mentors" is because we are not just teaching our children how to play an instrument, we are helping them develop into well-rounded individuals.


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Credits:

Levitin, Daniel J. This Is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession. Plume, 2016.

Metropolitan School of the Arts. “14 Reasons Everyone Should Take Music Lessons.”Metropolitan School of the Arts, 11 June 2016.

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