It is no secret that we love the piano, and thus think that every kid could benefit from playing. However, this time our train of thought is backed up by science.
July 20, 2018
A new study says learning to play specific instruments, especially the piano, can help kids build up their language skills.
“There’s evidence that early exposure to piano practice enhances the processing of sounds that extend not only from music but also into language,” says John Gabrieli, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and the co-author of the paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Building on an existing body of research on music and childhood development, the authors pinpoint a specific way that piano lessons can help young children enhance their language processing skills.
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “Why You Should Enroll Your Kids in Piano Lessons, According to Science” an article published on time.com by Jamie Ducharme.
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