More remarkable still is the number of young people who self-identify as playing an instrument but state that they have never had lessons; some 21% of children.
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Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing. lead to better brain development for those who start at a young age. "As people get older, for example, we know their reaction times get.
in learning a musical instrument finds that young children are keener than ever, but of double bass (95 per cent) and timpani players (96 per cent) were men. Girls are more likely to want to play the violin (14 per cent).