Piano lessons will improve a child's performance in school. After eight months of piano lessons, preschoolers tested showed a 46% boost in their spatial IQ, which is crucial for higher brain functions such as complex mathematics.
The actual practice of arts and music engages one's imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, help develop disciplined efforts and build self confidence.
The science journal "Nature" reports that studies have found that school children who had music lessons were generally more successful in school than those who did not. Music encourages and helps develop self discipline, problem solving, emotional intelligence, social skills and sensitivity to ones environment.
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