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.

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