There have been so many articles of late that show the benefits of music education.  I thought it would be helpful to collect a bunch of the best ones I’ve seen in one place.

For parents, here’s a great starting point for research.

Here’s a treasure trove of articles that can back you in your efforts to win over your significant other, parents, or grandparents as to why you are spending so much time and money searching for the right music teacher for junior.

For music teachers, this makes for a handy marketing materials list.

These are all very informative but if you have only time for a few, I recommend reading numbers 3, 4, 9, 11.  These are from PBS, Time, National Geographic and WBUR in Boston.

12 Articles that Discuss the Benefits of Music Education

  1. Twelve Benefits of Music Education (
  2. 20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools (
  3. The Benefits of Music Education (
  4. This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain (
  5. Long Term Benefits of Music Study (
  6. The Importance of Music Education (
  7. The Benefits of Music Education (
  8. How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits the Brain (
  9. Your Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons (
  10. How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity (
  11. How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain (
  12. How Learning to Play an Instrument Can Improve Your Life (

Author: Andrew Ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is the creator of the Musicolor Method™, a proven system to teach preschoolers music. He offers a music teacher training course and coaching. He is owner/teacher of Park Slope Music Lessons and was one of the first 3 VJ’s for MTV-Asia in the 90’s.

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