Playing musical instruments uses a wide range of muscular responses (as does singing, dancing, or marching). Musical options to improve motor skills include:
- Marching and dancing for the development of gross motor functions
- Playing piano and guitar for development or rapid motor sequencing abilities
- Playing the trombone for the use of large limb muscles
- Playing flute for the use of fine motor functions
(Harris, Maureen. Music and the Young Mind. p 5. NY: MENC with Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.)
Refer to Music and the Brain for additional information.