Musical training doesn't just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That's the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language.

McCracken County School District Tests for Talent

Dec 10, 2013
John Paul Henry

McCracken County elementary students are realizing they are much more talented than they ever thought thanks to a new effort to screen every fourth grader for musical high aptitude.

Dr. Bradley Almquist, Murray State University Director of Choral Activities, teaches students songs and to play instruments, all the while developing an innate ability.