Benefits of Music Lessons

There is an undeniably strong link between music education and the development of skills that children need to become successful in life. Self-discipline, patience, sensitivity, coordination, concentration, and the ability to memorize are all enhanced by the study of music. These skills will help children in whatever pursuits they choose. Childhood music education is an excellent first step toward a lifelong sense of joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment.

Research has shown musical study:

  • Improves communication and problem solving skills
  • Improves logical and analytical thinking
  • Teaches concentration and good work habits
  • Helps your child develop a love of music
  • Provides a musical community for making friends
  • Improves brain development
  • Enhances fine motor skills
  • Helps develop coordination
  • Fosters close parent/child relationships
  • Helps the child develop ensemble skills and teamwork
  • Creates a positive outlet for self-expression
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Teaches children responsibility and discipline
  • Enhances growth of memory skills
  • Helps the child develop imagination & creativity
  • Improves attention span

 

Skills Your Child Learns by Studying Music:

  • Self-Confidence: Being able to go from learning notes and rhythms to producing meaningful music instills in your child a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.
  • Coordination: Hand, eye, body posture and thought all working together are the ingredients of playing an instrument. These coordination skills transfer to many other aspects of life.
  • Teamwork: Every child wants to be part of a group. Theory and musicianship classes, in addition to group performances and recitals provide just such unique opportunities.
  • Comprehension: Learning to perceive and derive meaning from musical sounds sharpens your child's ability to comprehend abstractions.
  • Problem Solving: Learning the basics of musical language and interpreting a work through performance teaches your child the ability to understand a problem and reach an appropriate solution.
  • Discipline: Learning all of the basics of music and applying them correctly takes perception and discipline.
  • Art Appreciation: The words beauty, serenity and excitement come to life with each musical experience. These feelings help every child appreciate all forms of the arts.
  • Logical Reasoning: When your child learns to analyze a musical work from all perspectives or to improvise within a certain musical style, both inductive and deductive reasoning grows stronger.
  • Communication: Music offers the ability to cultivate our feelings and thoughts through nonverbal means and to respond to these nonverbal thoughts in others.
  • Conceptualization: Your child learns to classify by learning to identify different types and styles of music and to recognize how cultures use music for personal expression.
  • Making Value Judgments: Learning to comprehend, consider and evaluate in music can help your child make informed decisions and uphold value judgments in other aspects of life.
  • Using Symbols: Learning to read, write and interpret musical notation strengthens the use of other symbol systems such as mathematics and language.

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