Music vs. Drama class? Impacts on Children's Development

Based on the results of two studies, music lessons (either keyboard or voice) are associated with children’s increased IQ scores, while drama lessons are associated with children’s increased adaptive social behaviors. However, it is still in question how long the effect of learning music can last.  The findings from one study indicated that the benefit of learning a musical instrument on children's intellectual abilities can only last for 1-2 years, and not over 3 years.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Music Lessons Enhance Iq," Psychological Science, 2004, by EG Schellenberg. (Citations: 594).

Abstract The idea that music makes you smarter has received considerable attention from scholars and the media. The present report is the first to test this hypothesis directly with random assignment of a large sample of children (N= 144) to two different types of music ...


References:

1: "Music Lessons Enhance Iq," Psychological Science, 2004, by EG Schellenberg. (Citations: 594).

Abstract The idea that music makes you smarter has received considerable attention from scholars and the media. The present report is the first to test this hypothesis directly with random assignment of a large sample of children (N= 144) to two different types of music ...


References:

1: "The Effects Of Three Years Of Piano Instruction On Children'S Cognitive Development," Journal Of Research In Music Education, 1999, by E Costa-Giomi. (Citations: 247).

Abstract The relationship between music and cognitive abilities was studied by observing the cognitive development of children provided (n= 63) and not provided (n= 54) with individual piano lessons from fourth to sixth grade. There were no differences in cognitive ...



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