Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn’t otherwise hear. This helps them develop “neurophysiological distinction” between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids. It turns out that playing a musical instrument is very important. We don’t see biological changes in people who are just listening to music, who are not playing an instrument. I like to give the analogy that you’re not going to become physically fit just by watching sports. It’s important to engage with the sound in order to reap the benefits and see changes in the central nervous system. In conclusion, register your kids to music lessons to clearly see improved academic results.