A new Canadian study suggests music training can help children show advanced brain development including I-Q scores and memory.

The study shows improvements in literacy, verbal memory and mathematics.  Music Coordinator James Reynolds at Portage Collegiate Institute agrees.  He has seen a trend among his students in music, where many of them are attending the more difficult classes as well. 

Reynolds also added academics shouldn't be the only reason for involving a child in music.  He feels music is a way to express yourself and explore your music ability.