Community Outreach

We have partnered with schools around the country to study the impact of educational enrichment on neural development and learning.

Chicago Public High Schools

In conjunction with charter schools in the Chicago Public School system, we are undertaking a longitudinal study that investigates the impact of music and physical education on adolescent brain development.

Harmony Project

The Harmony Project, winner of the nation’s top honor for an arts program targeting high-need youth, provides music-based mentoring programs for high-need youth attending schools in Los Angeles neighborhoods. We are collaborating with the Harmony project to study learning, communication abilities, and biological development in grade-school children in LA participating in the mentoring program.


Our joint project with the Hyde Park Day Schools in Chicago (private institutions for children with reading impairments) strives to identify the effects of classroom assistive listening devices on reading and communication abilities and their neural correlates in children with reading difficulties.


Making music fundamentally changes how the brain processes every sound.

The musician brain learns to automatically process harmonics, timing cues and pitch-changes better. This helps distinguish one sound from another and understand emotion in sound.

Musical training enhances language, reading ability, and listening skills.

Music education can offset the negative neural impact of poverty.

Music education leaves a lasting imprint on the hearing brain, long after music education has stopped.

It takes time to rewire the brain, ~2 years of music instruction.


For our neuroeducation projects, we have partnered with:

Neuroeducational Research is Supported By: