Scientific research has indicates that music study helps develop critical thinking and self-discipline. It improves cognitive development, math and reading abilities, self-esteem, & spatial reasoning skills. The fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. Other benefits of dance lessons include but are not limited to the development of discipline, self-esteem, team work, creativity, and participation in the performing arts.
Findings of a recent study showed that there was a significant difference in the academic achievement levels of students classified according to rhythmic competency. The process of drumming engages both the linear, rational left brain, and the creative, intuitive right brain this type of brain activity can actually improve one's IQ level.