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Does Music Increase Memory Retention?
by Michele Roger


As a musician and music teacher, I have a lot of very specific questions about how music affects the brain. Most people wouldn’t ponder why piano students, no matter if they’re left handed or right handed, always struggle with learning the bass clef. I do. And why is it that kids who are more mathematical are more successful at learning the guitar?

I’m always looking for ways to set my students up for success. After twenty years of teaching, I’ve also made a few key observations.

Some of my students study music to improve their grades, not necessarily for the beauty of learning an instrument. Studying music improves math scores and cognition in any age group. Other students with attention challenges study music as both a form of…

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