What can learning an instrument do for your child
While learning an instrument can
be an enjoyable activity for your child, it can also encourage the development
of important skills which are adaptable to everyday life and in your child’s
education. Here are some benefits of learning a musical instrument.
Learning music has been
associated with developing the brain. Learning how to read music and
understanding technical terms can allow children to learn the value of practice,
discipline and patience. Having eye and hand coordination helps develop a
child’s motor skills which can be applied to a range of everyday activities.
These core skills can also then be applied academic ally to excel in their
Build Confidence and Self Esteem
By setting goals, children are
able to feel a sense of achievement that will encourage your child to feel good
about their capabilities. Music teachers will often encourage students to
perform at local concerts and to family and friends. This builds self esteem and
provides a hobby or an interest that they can feel proud of.
Communication Skills and Team
Working alongside the music
teacher and interacting with other students in lessons can assist to build
valuable communication skills. Your child will begin to interact socially and
learn the value of teamwork.
Learning music also stimulates
children to be more creative and to have a sense of self expression through
their hobbies and interests. As a result, children will also have a natural
interest in dance, writing music and performing arts.
Learning a musical instrument
can also teach your child how to positively deal with stress. According to a
study published in 2005 from the Medical Science Monitor, playing a musical
instrument through active music participation provides a calming effect that
relaxes the body and mind. Being able to focus on practicing or performing music
rather than concerns or problems that may be affecting your child, can relieve