It’s not surprising to see more research showing the benefit of music instruction for children. Here’s a recent article that was published:
Music instruction improves cognitive, socio-emotional development in young children
Published on June 16, 2016 at 8:53 AM · No Comments
Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain that are responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to initial results of a five-year study by USC neuroscientists.
The Brain and Creativity Institute at USC began the five-year study in 2012 in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Heart of Los Angeles to study the impact of music instruction on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.