When the influential Wall Street Journal says that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence, people have to take notice.
That's the prescription of "A Musical Fix for American Schools":
Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fixes” that we have thrown at the education system.
- Music raises your IQ.
- Music training can reduce the academic gap between rich and poor districts.
- Music training does more than sports, theater or dance to improve key academic skills.
- Music can be an inexpensive early screening tool for reading disabilities.
- Music literally expands your brain.