Will music turn your kid into a Paul Allen or a Woody Allen–both of whom played musical instruments? New York Times writer Joanne Lipman says, “Probably not. These are singular achievers. But the way these and other visionaries I spoke to process music is intriguing. As is the way many of them apply music’s lessons of focus and discipline into new ways of thinking and communicating — even problem solving.” (See October 10, 2013 New York Times article at the link below.)
Ms. Lipman also states, “Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between their music training and their professional achievements.
This fascinating article is highly recommended by the Halcyon Strings Music School staff to parents interested in supporting their children’s musical experience and specifically, those interested in having their children learn to play violin.