There’s more to Mozart
Recent studies show that early childhood music lessons my lead to changes in the brain, which persist years after lessons have stopped (TIME). One study, in particular, recorded auditory brainstem responses of college students. It concluded that those students who had learnt to play instruments in early childhood fared far better in the responses. In addition, their responses were the same whether they continued with lessons at college age or if lessons had stopped years prior. According to TIME, this brain development – aided by music – helps strengthen memory and the ability to make sound-to-meaning connections. This, in turn, assists with early speech recognition and written language learning.