Many school music teachers aren't trained recorder players. And cheap and badly made recorders are often sold in discount stores. But this an instrument with a fine musical pedigree.
Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Several brain regions engage in an amazing symphony to produce music. What then are the benefits of music training on a child?
What effect does music have on the developing brains of babies who haven't even learnt to talk?
Music is good for the brain – and we're now discovering how it helps our cognition.