Music Education is a Powerful Tool
for a Child’s Development


Did you know that music training stimulates a whole network of brain areas, and that musical activity draws on nearly every region of the brain?

Did you know that music education speeds the development of speech and reading skills, trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods, and helps them to develop empathy and emotional intelligence?

The use of new technologies in neuroscience over the last decade has given researchers a better understanding of exactly what happens inside the brain when it processes music, and how this activity contributes to better learning and functioning.

The Royal Conservatory of Music has published a summary of the recent neuroscience research proving that music education is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social and creative potential. “The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research” highlights studies offering compelling insights into the potent, long-term value children gain through music training.

To download “The Benefits of Music Education,” click here.

This initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to advancing the transformative effects that music and the arts have on individuals—and ultimately, society. For more than 125 years, The Royal Conservatory of Music has been using the power of music and the arts to inspire people to set their sights high and be the best they can be.

For more information about our programs, please visit rcmusic.ca.



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