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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

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