Music Learning Helps Literacy
A large body of rigorous and validated research points to a strong connection between music education and language development. This line of inquiry emerged from the observation that musically trained children tended to perform better in standardised tests on language, acquire language including words, syntax and prosody more effectively and earlier, and utilise language more effectively.
Research studies have now found that this is possibly due to the overlapping of brain regions recruited during music and language processing. Further research has found that music education trains the auditory processing network to make meaning from sound with greater accuracy and reliability.
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