The scores of elementary instrumental music students on standardized math tests increased with each year they participated in the instrumental program.
-"Music Training Helps Underachievers," Nature, May 26, 1996.
On the 1999 SAT, music students continued to outperform their non-arts peers, scoring 61 points higher on the verbal portion and 42 points higher on the math portion of the exam.
-Steven M. Demorest and Steven J. Morrison, "Does Music Make you
Smarter?", Music Educators Journal, September 2000.