Do young musicians really have an advantage in life?

We’ve all heard that playing classical music for babies and young children helps their brain develop faster. 

But a new study found that kids who start playing instruments at a young age have a different brain structure than kids who don’t pick up music until later.

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine compared the brains of 153 volunteers, including professional musicians, people without music ability and some with perfect pitch. Those who started studying music and taking lessons at a younger age had a strong brain connection than those who learned to play music later. 
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Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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