The majority of people on this planet agree that learning how to play an instrument makes someone smarter. Here are a few highlights of what music can do to improve a musician’
s brain.

cognitiveLeft Brain

  • Music develops language
  • Promotes reasoning
  • Facilitates memorizing

Research indicates that children that learn music improve their math, cognitive, and patter recognition skills. Music is able to provide repetition in a way that is fun. Children that learn music also show an average of 63 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT, and 44 points higher on the math portion.


Right Brain

  • Music develops creative thinking
  • Promotes self-expression
  • Facilitates problem solving


Research indicates that musicians are on average more emotionally healthy then non-musicians. Because musicians express themselves a lot and are often times emotionally involved with the music that they play, their emotional intelligence is well developed.

Music uses both sides of the brain, which makes it a valuable tool in all of the many different areas of development.



The brain is amazing, and as humans, we honestly don’t understand most of what goes on in there. In the brain there are special cells called neurons. They transmit nerve impulses, which is a fancy name for brain activity.


Anything we do in life creates an impulse that can be strengthened when done over and over again. That is why practicing something makes us better at it, because the same neurons are fired up, making them stronger.


Music is one of the very few, if not the only activity that uses the entire human brain. It is able to cause of those benefits and promote a healthy development because it fires several neurons in different areas at the same time. Music is awesome!



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