Introducing music to young children can be a magical journey for your child and you. Music also has benefits that go beyond music appreciation, Think Fun shares why you should consider adding an introduction to musical instruments:
- Teaches perseverance and creates a sense of achievement - learning to play an instrument requires time and patience. Ultimately, succeeding at playing an instrument and perhaps even performing brings about an appreciation for an accomplishment that requires dedication.
- Enhances math skills - numerous research studies reveal a close relationship between components of music-like beats, scales, and rhythms and binary numbers.
- Improves memory - "As a child learns the chords and beats and then tries to replicate them, their short-term memory is stimulated, which eventually converts into a long-term memory."
- Improves reading and comprehension skills - reading and comprehending chords and sequences consistently while learning to play is a great reading habit to instill.
- Encourages responsibility, perseverance, and discipline - most of the skills required to play an instrument well.
- Creates opportunities to learn about culture and history - every musical instrument has a origin story and learning about where and how an instrument was created broadens a child's cross-cultural exposure.
- Brings happiness to the instrumentalist and others who hear them - "There have been numerous researchers that have stated that music can stimulate happy centers in the brain."
Music is enjoyable and often brings people together. Playing an instrument is a life-long joy that your child can hold onto.
For full article: 7 Benefits of Music Lessons for Children
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