A 2-year study of preschoolers by Rauscher (1997) showed that music training (specifically piano instruction) was far superior to training on how to use a computer for enhancing the abstract reasoning skills requisite for learning mathematics and science. Children who received piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than the others. (Harris, Maureen. Music and the Young Mind. p 6-7. NY: MENC with Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.)