Music and IQ
Experts agree that children who take music lessons develop a wide spectrum of skills besides just learning an instrument. Studies show that compared to their peers, children with musical training not only score higher on standardized tests (including Verbal IQ tests) they do better academically overall. And the earlier the lessons start, the higher the scores and the better the grades. Learning an instrument requires discipline and focus. It also develops patience and perseverance. These skills are essential to effective study in all subjects. So, the evidence is clear. Starting our children in music lessons early is a smart thing to do.