A Musical Fix for American Schools – The Wall Street JournalPosted on
When the influential Wall Street Journal says that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence, people have to take notice.
That’s the prescription of “A Musical Fix for American Schools“:
Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fixes” that we have thrown at the education system.
- Music raises your IQ.
- Music training can reduce the academic gap between rich and poor districts.
- Music training does more than sports, theater or dance to improve key academic skills.
- Music can be an inexpensive early screening tool for reading disabilities.
- Music literally expands your brain.