Music making develops
concentration and focus
Music making can be a crucial tool in the development of attentive listening, absorption and comprehension skills.
Diamond and Hopson (1998), found that learning to play a musical instrument could increase a child’s capacity for engagement or what they call “voluntary attention”.
Observing a child totally engrossed in playing a drum is an excellent example of total engagement of voluntary attention.
Music Makes Your Child Smarter, Philip Sheppard
Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music, Suzanne Burton, and Cynthia Crump Taggart