"A Musical Fix for America" appeared recently in the Wall Street Journal. According to the article, new evidence indicates that musical training can boost children's academic performance.
Here were the key findings in this article:
Music raises your IQ
Music training can reduce the academic gap between rich and poor districts
Music training does more than sports, theater, or dance to improve key academic skills
Music can be an inexpensive early screening tool for reading disabilities
Music literally expands your brain