I’m pretty sure that we can all agree on the long term benefits that can be reaped from the study of music. Here’s an excerpt from an article from accreditedonlinecolleges.com that presents how music can benefit a whole host of neurological functions.

“You probably thought your parents’ insistence that you plunk away on the piano keys day after day was just for torture, didn’t you? But in fact, they were on to something you didn’t yet realize: music — especially music training — can actually improve your memory and other brain functions and learning skills. Your parents knew you weren’t going to sell out Carnegie Hall, but you should be grateful for all the college preparation they paid for, well before those SAT classes. Here are 10 ways music makes you smarter.”

Here is a link to the entire article.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.