How Music Education Helps Kids with Academics

Music can help children learn literacy skills – that’s according to a recent KQED article that interviewed music educators and neuroscientists. 

Music activates our cognitive, motor, reward and sensory networks, Nina Kraus, a neuroscientist, told KQED.

“Making music strengthens your cognitive skills because it relies on memory and focused attention,” she said. “And it strengthens the kinds of skills that we know are important for reading, for learning and for engaging with other people.”

SBEF understands how important music is to a child’s well-rounded education and has been a proud supporter of music education in San Bruno’s public schools. Learn more about our music program here.