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Video: Making the Connection Between Literacy and Music Training

Recent media coverage focuses on the science of reading, but what about the sound of reading? Learn how music training can translate into an academic boost in our webinar recording.

About the Webinar

Given the proven academic benefits of music education and training, should the arts play a larger, more active role in educational interventions and recovery efforts?

What do K-12 reporters need to understand about the neural circuitry of reading and the underlying brain processes in music training?

During an Education Writers Association webinar, speakers discussed research that showed high school students who learned to play their first instruments sharpened their brain’s ability to identify and process sound as it relates to reading and language development– and studies that found an out-of-school orchestra program was associated with improved academic performance and executive functioning.