Looking for a new activity for your child that has the potential to develop knowledge and skills that will be beneficial all their life? Look no further! Music lessons, besides being an enjoyable pastime, can also train the brain to succeed in other areas. Below, are 5 benefits music lessons can bring to your child.

5 Brain Boosting Benefits of Music Lessons

Looking for a new activity for your child that has the potential to develop knowledge and skills that will be beneficial all their life? Look no further! Music lessons, besides being an enjoyable pastime, can also train the brain to succeed in other areas. Below, are 5 benefits music lessons can bring to your child.

1. Academic Skills– Music is math. When children spend time learning and studying beat, rhythm, and scales; they are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. According to a recent study by friends who also blog for Gadgets Page – music also helps bolster short and long term memory. Working to memorize a song for a recital works both of these areas, and the mnemonic devices often used as memory aids also helps strengthen memory. Music lessons also help children gain better spatial reasoning skills as they learn to visualize various elements in their songs. Music lessons can even introduce children to basic physics! When students pluck strings on a guitar or violin, or push keys on a piano, they are introduced to harmonic and sympathetic vibrations of the strings.

2. Language Development- Music lessons also help create breakthroughs in language development. Spending time in a musical-rich environment enhances children’s natural ability to decode sounds for words. It also is socially advantageous to children. Having a rich musical experience as a child strenthens the capacity to be verbally competent, which translates to a high level of social competency.

3. Physical Skills- Studying an instrument also helps develop coordination and motor skills. When studying the piano, for example,  students are asked to use their right and left hands simultaneously, each doing different things. This practice helps develop ambidexterity and allows the child to become comfortable in uncomfortable positions. Hand-eye coordination and overall dexterity are also enhanced as children are often asked to use multiple muscle groups and skill sets. These skill sets can actually help children succeed in other hobbies such as dance and/or sports.

4. Discipline and Patience– Studying music teaches children all about delayed gratification. It often takes many steps and a lot of work to get to the final product- producing a beautiful sound or song. A strong sense of perseverance and focused attention is also cultivated while spending time studying an instrument. Many times studying music also forces a student to think both critically and creatively, which are skills that will be helpful in future endeavors.

5. Self Esteem– All of your child’s hard work and determination developed in lessons makes showing off the fruits of their labors at recitals a huge boost in self esteem. Showcasing their hard work at a performance can be equated to winning a game at a sporting event. Studying music also teaches children how to accept constructive criticism and feedback. Working on tough music can also teach children to approach problems with a positive outlook.

As you can see, music lessons afford great opportunity to cultivate various skill sets in your child. With that in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us to get your child started with lessons today!

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