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November 29, 2004

Does Music Instruction Aid Mathematical Skills?

Maybe a guitar, violin, or keyboard is the perfect gift for the holidays.  Studies convincingly demonstrate the relationship between math and music.  It was found that high school students who participate in music appreciation or music performance classes receive Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores higher than the national average of students who take no music course work. Students who took music appreciation or participated in musical performance had math scores which were consistently 14 to 23 points above the national average and 19 to 37 points above students with no arts experience of any kind.

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-Another good site with links on this topic

Posted by Tom Troceen