Music Lessons for the Brain

Taking music lessons may help you become a little bit smarter.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM June 21, 2004

Learn to play the piano. Join your school band or sing in a musical. Take some guitar lessons and start a rock group. If people wonder what you're up to, tell them you're doing something important. You may be making yourself a little bit smarter.

A new study shows that young children who learn to sing or play a musical instrument may gain a slight mental edge over kids who don't take music lessons.

Taking music lessons may help you become a little bit smarter.

Taking music lessons may help you become a little bit smarter.

The study involved 132 first grade...

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