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Music Lessons May Boost Poor Kids' Brainpower, Study Suggests

The five children in the Burgos family have all studied a musical instrument and excel in school. From left, Stephen, 20, Monica, 16, mom Maria Elena, Theresa, 11, dad Rene, Elizabeth, 22, and Martin, 18. Courtesy the Burgos family

Music lessons may rev up young brains enough to help close the academic gap between rich and poor, a new study suggests.

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