Music is such a huge part of everyone’s life and is so emotive. Here are 6 secrets you didn’t know why music and music lessons are so beneficial for all, especially your children.
- Music helps with confidence. Becoming skilled at playing an instrument or singing and receiving positive feedback increases overall confidence. Whether it is performing in class groups or in front of a crowd, the more opportunities you have to do this increases your performance confidence too.
- Learning to read music and practicing pieces of music is fantastic for your kids’ memories. Not only their memory with reading the music lessons but in everyday life, similar to reading books every day. 15 mins of practise each day, trains your brain and muscle memory. A truly useful transferrable skill.
- Group music lessons offer a wonderful opportunity for social interaction. Your child will get the chance to meet others not just with school friends. This is so beneficial to forming friendships not to mention the biggy, they will be away from their screens.
- When first learning an instrument it may take a long time for things to come together, we all remember our driving lessons when things didn’t go to plan. This learning creates a wonderful skill for your child, perseverance. Perseverance is continued effort and determination. It is also very impressive on university applications or with employees to demonstrate how determined a character you are.
- All musicians find that studying music teaches them to be present and in the moment. For your child school and college, demands can be overwhelming so providing them with the opportunity to take some time out and be in the moment can really help with their mental health.
- Scientific studies into the benefits of learning music have shown that verbal skills and actual vocabulary increase in those children that learn music. Sylvian Moreno, Ph.D., Director of Digital Health Hub and Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology suggests the music training children outperformed those without music training on verbal memory tests.
So, learning music is so much more than giving your child a cool fab life skill to show off to their peers, it is beneficial in so many more ways.
If you are interested in talking to Alan or Jas at the Music Gym about lessons and tasters session, please call on 01923 523027.