The Foundation of the National Association of Music Merchants has gathered a list of facts and quotes from scientific research being conducted.

A handy list to refer to when you have to justify why playing the piano is not just for fun.

For instance, here’s a great one for piano teachers:

Studies have shown that young children who take keyboard lessons have greater abstract reasoning abilities than their peers, and that these abilities improve over time with sustained training in music.

Rauscher, F.H. , & Zupan, M., “Classroom keyboard instruction improves kindergarten children’s spatial-temporal performance: A field experiment” Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 15 , 215- 228.2000.

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