Music and Reading
|Journal of Research in Reading|
Early View, Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
The results of this study are summarized in the following figure:
The differences between pre-test and post-test reading accuracy scores are significantly better for students that participated in music training. According to the paper, "Pre-tests (CFT, questionnaire, music and reading measurements) were conducted in February/March 2008, which corresponded to the second half of ﬁrst grade for the group in question. Reading skills and musical ability were tested again in January 2009 immediately after the training had been administered. It was ensured that the testing was no burden for the children and the regular classes."
Of course, besides helping children to read correctly, there are other reasons why music must remain as a subject in basic education.