Positive Effects of Music On A Child’s Learning Abilties

A study conducted in 1993 revealed that students who listened to Mozart’s Sonata in D major immediately before testing showed an improvement in tests of abstract spatial reasoning and intelligence. The Mozart Effect became popular after this study was published. An entire line of products for young children was developed for the sole purpose of increasing a child’s intelligence by listening to Mozart and was extremely popular with parents of young children. However, further study revealed the Mozart Effect is only temporary. Passive listening before performing a task only helps with that particular task. That doesn’t mean music doesn’t affect a child’s learning in a positive way. In fact, continued study has shown that active musical participation does have long term, positive effect on learning. 

Children who play musical instruments gain multiple long term benefits…

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