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Students in the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School orchestra perform at their winter concert in Alexandria. Experts say music activities can enhance social development.

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Does Music Make Children Smarter?

During Music In Our Schools Month, musicians raise awareness of impact of music education on lives of students.

Can playing the piano strengthen a child’s reading and math skills? Can joining a school band be a catalyst for building self-confidence? Does one develop strong analytical abilities by taking violin lessons? Some music experts say yes.

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