Acquiring Musical Skills • Ask Aureus • Music Exploration

August 2021

Ask Aureus: Does Music Make Your Child Smarter?

The overwhelming answer is YES! Research done by Dr. Lutz Jancke, a neuropsychologist at the University of Zurich, stated: “Learning to play a musical instrument has definite benefits and can increase IQ by seven points…”. This is because the parts of the brain used while learning musical instruments are the parts that help train and retain information, such as remembering sounds, aural and memory skills. In addition, this brain-enhancing development that takes place when you enrol your child into a music school for children also improves daily behaviors, like alert levels, agility, emotional perception, and planning.

Learning to play an instrument not only strengthens musical and mental development in young children. It also allows them to become more self-disciplined and attentive. These qualities contribute to improved academic abilities, it makes your child smarter and accelerates your child’s development in many areas, such as sports and interpersonal interactions.

You will not be surprised to find that many famous and successful people, from film directors, politicians, to scientists, are musically trained! A few of such examples are prolific directors Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, both have learnt the clarinet from an early age. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of the United States of America, was trained to be a classical pianist! Louis Braille, inventor of Braille’s reading method for the blind, is an outstanding pipe organist despite his blindness. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, plays the piano and Albert Einstein plays the violin and piano, and thoroughly enjoys performing in public!

Now that you have learnt how music positively affects learning, it is time to experience the fun and engaging music lessons for children at Aureus Academy, Singapore’s leading music school! Book your free trial lesson, or call 3158 5811, and let our friendly programme specialists and highly educated music teachers show you why Aureus Academy is the number one music school for children.

Alex Sarabi