Why Study Music? Girl playing the violin

Why Study Music?

Unlock your child’s potential

Music education can be an amazing tool for helping children develop. Engaging them creatively. Challenging them intellectually. Building strong relationships with other students and teachers.

We believe you can bring out a children’s potential through music. Which is why we created a system of music education and resources for children and parents. 

Learn more about our research and the long-term value of music training: 

White Papers

The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research

The study of music does more than just create musicians. How does music education help children as their brains develop?
Download the Infographic

Structured Music Education: The Pathway to Success

We know that studying music can have positive effects on your brain. But what additional benefits do students get from structured music education? 
Download the Infographic

Learn from TED-Ed

Watch this TED-Ed talk to learn how playing an instrument benefits your brain, how fireworks go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and some of the long-terms positive effects of this mental workout. 
 

 

See what notable Canadians say about the value of music study

Dr. Vincent LamDR. VINCENT LAM
Doctor, award-winning novelist
Royal Conservatory alumnus

“The student of the violin needs to have regular practice habits, needs to be able to take critique, and needs to have a humanistic imagination. These are also crucial qualities for a writer and a doctor. I think it helped me to have developed these skills early in life as a student of the violin.”

 

Annabel LyonANNABEL LYON
Author of The Golden Mean
Royal Conservatory alumna

“Completing my ARCT with The Royal Conservatory taught me art's essentials: discipline and joy. Who'd have thought that studying piano would also teach me to be a writer?”
 

Jeremiah BrownJEREMIAH BROWN
Olympic Rower, 2012 Silver Medal Winner
Royal Conservatory alumnus

"Both music and sports provided limitless long-term development possibility. We all find ourselves gravitating toward some core interests in life…I think there’s so much intrinsic, meaningful experience in really focusing on what you enjoy doing.”

 

Piya ChattopadhyayPIYA CHATTOPADHYAY
Journalist and Broadcaster
Royal Conservatory alumna

"People sometimes ask me what it is that makes me to be and sound confident as a broadcaster. I always harken back to my days growing up, learning Conservatory vocal, and standing in front of the examiner to pass each grade. No instrument is more personal than your own voice. Thank you Royal Conservatory for helping me become a Canadian broadcaster."