Education: New Study Finds Music Lessons Improve Academic Performance

Play on Philly, a nonprofit after-school organization, teaches orchestra and band music to students from underserved communities. The group released preliminary results of an independent study in September that indicated its program helps reduce student absences and improve classroom performance in English, math and on standardized tests.

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-Text, video and images by Lindsey Murray and Lara Witt

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