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What are the benefits of learning to play an instrument as a child?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

Learning to play a musical instrument when you are a child used to be much more common than it is nowadays. With modern technology keeping children occupied the need and the desire to learn to play a musical instrument seems to be disappearing. Aside from the ability to create music, learning to play a musical instrument can also have an array of other benefits for a child that they will keep with them all throughout their life. Maybe it is time for children to put down the tablets and pick up a guitar.

Questions

  • Did you play a musical instrument when you were a child? If yes, did you like it?
  • What are the common musical instruments children learn to play?
  • Do you think that the majority of children who learn to play an instrument actually enjoy it?
  • What do you think a child learns from playing a musical instrument?
  • If you could go back in time what would you liked to have learnt to play when you were growing up?

Key Vocabulary

  • Instrument noun
  • Play verb
  • Grow up phrasal verb
  • Common adjective
  • Musical adjective
  • Talent noun
  • Talented adjective
  • Ability noun
  • Music noun
  • Beneficial noun
  • Childhood noun
  • Learn verb

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