Music lessons provide children with important developmental benefits beyond simply the love and skill of playing a musical instrument. Research suggests that musical lessons may enhance intelligence and academic achievement, build self-esteem and improve discipline.

  • A recent Rockefeller Foundation Study found that music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.
  • On SAT tests, music students averaged 465 on the verbal and 497 on the math — 38 and 21 points higher than the national average, respectively.
  • The skills students learn through the discipline of music transfer to enhanced study, communication, and cognitive skills useful in every part of a child’s studies at school and beyond.