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Anxiety in Children: The Benefits of Musical Training

Anxiety in Children: The Benefits of Musical Training

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Did you know that learning a few scales on the piano or a chord progression on the guitar could potentially help reduce anxiety in children? It’s true.

Sure, we have heard the claims that listening to classical music can make your child smarter, but is there really any validity to that? As it turns out, the therapeutic nature of music isn’t limited to the joy created by listening, but also in the process of learning, practicing and creating music.

Musical training linked to lower anxiety in children

Researchers, from the University of Vermont, have shown that musical training can lead to lower anxiety in children and help with emotional control, as well. Simply put, the research has shown that music can thicken the cortex, which is the decision making part of the brain.

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