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What are the benefits of music lessons for children?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The advantages of music lessons for children go way beyond learning to play a little Mozart (or Metallica). Kids who study a musical instrument for three years do better than non-musical kids with skills not associated with music -- such as verbal ability and, perhaps obviously, finger dexterity. Other research shows that music also improves overall memory.
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