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Music matters

October 21, 2013

According to Joanne Lipman’s article in last week’s New York Times, there is a connection between studying music and being successful.

“Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement,” Lipman writes. “But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields?”

Studying music, it seems, has impacted the creativity and thinking of many of the high achievers Lipman interviewed.

Can studying music lead to a lifetime of success?

Can studying music lead to a lifetime of success?

“The phenomenon extends beyond the math-music association,” Lipman says. “Strikingly, many high achievers told me music opened up the pathways to creative thinking. And their experiences suggest that music training sharpens other qualities: Collaboration. The ability to listen. A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas. The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.”

The power to focus on the present and the future simultaneously.

Fascinating.

It sounds a lot like Adaptive Expertise.

Learn more about Cannon School’s music program.

Cannon School is a JrK-Grade 12 independent school located in Concord, NC.

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