Date of Award


Document Type




First Reader

Professor Diana L. Ellis

Second Reader

Dr. Craig D. Hamilton

Third Reader

Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland


"Music Enhances Learning" represents the motivation for my thesis study. The twenty-first century begins with research that affirms the role of music in brain function before birth through childhood and into adulthood. My research analyzes the effects of musical stimulation on the prenatal fetus and the postnatal infant . The main body of the research focuses on how music improves learning in the preschool, school and college settings. The studies I compiled investigate supporting evidence that music increases intelligence, leads to cognition and basic skills development, and raises academic achievement scores. My research explains the importance and benefits of music in the learning process and supports music as an integral part of core curriculum.

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