7 ways a musical education can help a child’s brain

ABC – Susan Pierotti

“Making music is fun, but research shows it can be much more than an enjoyable experience…Making music is a complex brain task, and the more complex the music, the more opportunities there are for brain-building – this is why classical music often proves better for brain development than rock-and-roll. Classical music is also more complex in instrumentation and harmony, so it primes the brain with pathways needed for other cognitive tasks…The best part is: you don’t need specialised, individual lessons to get the benefits of brain development that come with music making. You don’t even have to be good at it. You just have to do it. You can interact with children through simple rhythm and handclapping games, singing songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes.”

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