This phrase that you may have heard many times has a scientific basis. Dr. Anita Collins is an authority on the subject and thanks to its entertaining video in TED-Ed, allows us to understand in a simple way the benefits that the practice of a musical instrument has for the development of children, as well as young people and adults.
Memory, coordination, concentration … as a professional musician I am aware of it and I experience a lot of connections and positive aspects that the interpretation of an instrument gives me, in my case the guitar. I hope the video encourages you as adults to consider bringing an instrument to your lives in a habitual way. And to the children, let them experiment, play and choose. Let music be a party, never a suffering!
The video is in English and subtitled in Spanish. Enjoy it and share it.