The Parent's Guide To Buying The Perfect ViolinI would love love love it if my son played a musical instrument, and not only because he's beaten my pots and pans to death over the past three years. The research is everywhere, music and musical instruments WILL enhance a child's life, mind, body and soul!
A 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute shows musical experiences in childhood accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. According to the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation), learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase SAT scores.
Since so many children start on recorders, and eventually graduate to a violin or other string instruments, I wanted to share the fantastic infographic, The Parent's Guide To Buying The Perfect Violin, created by the Fiddlershop. (Dear parent with the drummer and sax player, sorry. Earplugs will be your fried until he gets it down!)