Can playing the piano strengthen a child’s reading and math skills? Can joining a school band be a catalyst for building self-confidence? Does one develop strong analytical abilities by taking violin lessons? Some music experts say yes.
“Every minute that you’re engaged in music, you’re applying more than one concept or one knowledge,” said Dr. Kevin Strother, Head of Music at The Heights School in Potomac, Md. “Music develops analytical thinking because it requires students to be creative. They don’t just regurgitate memorized facts. They have to apply those facts.”… Read more about it here.