Learning music makes us smarter
While trying to disprove links between students' musical and mathematical achievement, new research ended up proving statistically significant associations between music education and achievement in school subjects. Music really does support development in other academic areas.
Martin J. Bergee, Kevin M. Weingarten. Multilevel Models of the Relationship Between Music Achievement and Reading and Math Achievement. Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020; 002242942094143 DOI: 10.1177/0022429420941432