Auditory, Music, Science

Music and IQ

A recent study conducted by Glen Schellenberg at the Psychology Department of the University of Totonto has found that music lessons increase a child’s IQ but only by a small amount. Children were tested before and after a nine month spell being taught keyboards, singing, drama or as a control, nothing. Those learning the keyboard or singing increased their IQ by seven points where as those learning drama or nothing increased by four points over the nine months. Previous studies have suggested that the effect on the IQ lasts for at least five years.[ PDF of the study].