Unexpected Benefits of Music Education for Children

Originally published at: https://hearthemusicplay.com/unexpected-benefits-of-music-education-for-children/

In the 1993 cult classic film Sister Act II, the character Florence Watson tells her musically gifted daughter, “Singing does not put food on the table. Singing does not pay the bills.” This line is almost comical, given her daughter is played by Grammy Award-winning musician Lauryn Hill. Even so, it—unfortunately—reflects a mindset toward music…