Musical instruments linked to child development - The Nation: Tepika Rodsakan, a lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts' Music Department, is doing a PhD degree at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts. The research funding was from the National Research Council of Thailand.
Tepika said the inspiration for her novel approach to learning came from organising activities for special needs children at Panya Wuthikorn School.
During the activities, she found the children had limited knowledge of how to use Thai and foreign musical instruments and that they were too big.
Tepika tried to get the kids play normal instruments like the flute, but they had trouble playing them as the instruments have seven finger holes.