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Music: The Common Thread of Genius

Want to sharpen up your mind and have fun while you’re at it? Music lessons, such as singing or guitar lessons, are much more than just a creative pastime – they can help you relieve stress, develop self-confidence, and believe it or not, even make you smarter. Music lessons can help not only with mathematics but also with reading comprehension. Even some of the most recognized names in science and invention had some musical training.

What Do These Great Minds Have in Common?

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Isaac Newton
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Thomas Edison
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Bill Clinton
  • Allan Greenspan
  • Bill Gates
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Neil Armstrong

They were all musicians. Coincidence? Certainly not! Scientific studies prove that music education helps to develop smarter, more successful students who grow into more productive adults.

Improved Math Skills

In a study of 96 children ages 5-7 years old, those who received 7 months of supplementary music and arts classes earned higher mathematics scores than those with the schools’ typical music and arts training.

Improved Reading Skills

In a collection of 24 studies, with sample sizes of over 500,000 high school students researchers found a strong correlation between music instruction and higher reading test scores.

Improved Memory

In a study of 90 children ages 6-15 years old, those who engaged in music training had significantly better verbal memory. Longer training led to even greater verbal memory.

Improved IQ

A study of 132 children were divided into 4 groups; their IQs were tested before and after with the full Wechsler intelligence test.

Full Scale IQ score before:

  • No lessons 99.4
  • Drama 102.6
  • Keyboard 102.6
  • Voice 103.8

Full Scale IQ score after:

  • No lessons 103.3
  • Drama 107.7
  • Keyboard 108.7
  • Voice 111.4

Results: Students who engaged in keyboard and voice lessons had the greatest increases in IQ.

Improved SAT Scores

A study of 500 high school students found that those who engaged in some form of music lessons scored:

  • 57 points higher in verbal comprehension
  • 41 points higher in math
Improved Planning

Students who are rhythmically skilled tend to plan, sequence, and coordinate actions in daily tasks better.

Start Today!

If you are seeking music lessons in the Lambertville area, we provide personable and professional music lessons in a state of the art facility. We provide our services to not only Lambertville, but all of the surrounding areas, such as New Hope, Ringoes, Solebury, Stockton, Flemington, Doylestown, Amwell Township, Hopewell Township, and the majority of Bucks and Hunterdon County. Canal Music Studios is your go-to in the area for music lessons.

Holiday Break Announcement

Canal Music Studios will be closed for lessons during the last two weeks of December. During the break, the studios will remain available for rehearsal and practice rental space, and we will be keeping shortened office hours for your convenience. Please call or email us if you have any questions.

Closed: Monday, December 21 – Friday, January 1, 2016

Re-Open: Monday, January 4, 2016


Elisha Abas in Concert

Canal Music Studios is pleased to announce the first concert in a series. On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, renowned pianist Elisha Abas will perform the music of Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Elisha Abas, Israeli born Concert Pianist, was the lifelong student of Pnina Salzman, (herself a student of Alfred Cortot) and mentee of Artur Rubinstein. Abas was a child prodigy who started performing at the age of six and has since shared the stage with Isaac Stern, Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta.

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Abas achieved many accolades throughout his career. Those most notable were achieved when he was a young prodigy – winning first place in the America Israel Cultural Foundation music competition for eight consecutive years and first place in the Claremont Piano Competition. He continues to perform throughout the world, most recently in the North America, Europe, Cuba, Russia, Israel, and China. Elisha Abas is also a composer. He rarely performs his original compositions in public; however, in 2009, Elisha performed his original music in St. Petersburg’s Smonlny Cathedral, United Nations Assembly Hall, and in Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana, Cuba. In December 2009, Elisha Abas performed and recorded live the Brahms First Piano Concerto in Havana, Cuba with The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba conducted by Yoel Gamzou. In 2010, he recorded and released a live recording of the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 K488 with The International Mahler Orchestra live in Berlin. He is the Co-Founder of The Concert Meister Series in New York City.


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