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Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children

January 7, WASHINGTON POST

Parents who have patiently sat through countless music recitals and questioned their sanity at encouraging all those trumpet or violin lessons need do so no longer. Even ear-splitting dissonance has an upside.

Music training not only helps children develop fine motor skills, but aids emotional and behavioral maturation as well, according to a new study, one of the largest to investigate the effects of playing an instrument on brain development.

“What we found was the more a child trained on an instrument . . . . it accelerated cortical organization in attention skill, anxiety management and emotional control.”

I could have told you that.

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