Cognitive

"Research indicates the brain of a musician, even a young one, works differently than that of a nonmusician.  "There's some good neuroscience research that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training.  When you're a musician and you're playing an instrument, you have to be using more of your brain."

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Dr. Eric Rasmussen, chair of the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory of The John Hopkins University, quoted in "The Benefits of Music Education," pbs.org, Laura Lewis Brown.
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