Does Playing Music Boost Kids’ Empathy?

A new study suggests it does, at least when practiced in a group. 


Music can make us feel nostalgic, melancholy, or energized. It can make us want to dance. And, a new study suggests, it can make us feel more connected to other people, especially when we play music together.

The study, recently published online in Psychology of Music, suggests that interacting with others through music makes us more emotionally attuned to other people, even beyond the musical setting.


By Stacey Kennelly