Music is an important part of a child's life, and research has shown that it can strengthen structures in the brain and build neural connections to support weaker areas of the brain for higher learning concepts. It is also known that taking music lessons at a young age can bolster connections between the two brain hemispheres in children.
In 1995, Gottfried Schlaug studied that musicians who started playing an instrument before the age of seven have an unusually thick corpus callosum. This suggests that music training can increase connections within the brain.
Corpus Callosum: The Superhighway for Learning
The corpus callosum is the connection between the two cerebral parts of the brain. This important structure is a huge band of myelinated fibers that is responsible for transmitting neural messages between both the right and left hemispheres of the brain.