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German researchers found that the brain area used to analyze musical pitch is an average of 25% larger in musicians. The younger the musical training begins, the larger the area.

-Nature, April 23, 1998

College-bound seniors who'd had school music experience scored 52 points higher on the verbal portion of their SAT's and 37 points higher in math (89 points combined) that those without arts instruction.

-Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, 1998

After learning eighth, quarter, half and whole notes, second and third graders scored 100% higher than their peers who were taught fractions using traditional methods.

-Neurological Research, March 15, 1999

University of California, Irvine found that after six months of piano lessons, pre-schoolers performed 34% higher on spatial-temporal testing than those who received no training and including those who received computer training.

-Neurological Research, February 28 1997

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