Learning to play the piano helps kindergarten-aged children to better understand language
Music lessons help kindergartners’ ability to discriminate spoken words - science news

A new study shows that piano lessons induce a very specific effect in children. Musical training improved the ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words. However, the music lessons did not appear to confer any benefit for overall cognitive ability, as measured by IQ, attention span, and working memory. The study suggests that musical training is equally beneficial in improving language skills, as reading lessons.

Read the full story: MIT
Scientific publication: PNAS