Many children learn a musical instrument growing up. While learning to play an instrument is a joy in and of itself, the benefits far exceed just that skill. Two studies from the Brain and Creativity institute at USC show that just two years of music lessons improves cognitive engagement, improving a person’s ability to make decisions and focus attention.
Just because there are benefits though, doesn’t mean a child will naturally want to learn an instrument. These are a few suggestions to help kids enjoy learning an instrument.