Playing Music in a Group Significantly Improves a Child’s Ability to Empathize and Show Compassion

Playing music in a group setting on a regular basis significantly improves children’s ability to empathize with others and show compassion, according to new findings.


Researchers at the University of Cambridge conducted a year-long study and found that participating in regular music-based activities from ensembles to simple rhythmic exercises with others greatly increased children’s capacity to recognize and consider the emotions of others.