Everybody knows that learning to play an instrument is hugely rewarding not to mention fun… but what about the other benefits of music lessons?!
… and there are MANY!!! We have listed just a few of them for you here…
#1 Academic – Research has found that practising to play an instrument increases IQ, creativity and the potential to develop in linguistics.
The brain is forced to work harder and this reflects in the development of skills in other areas too.
#2 Social – Group music activities create a sense of community. It also encourages team work and acceptance of cultural diversity.
#3 Patience – Learning to skilfully play an instrument takes time and discipline.
In a world where so much gratification is required instantly… it is important to teach children that patience, in music and in general, is most definitely a virtue.
#4 Self Confidence – Since there are no shortcuts in music lessons, students learn to accept criticism constructively and then experience the joy of improvement.
A sense of security in themselves is cultivated which translates to life as self-confidence.
#5 Illness – Music is, by nature , relaxing and has been proven to lower stress hormones.
It is an excellent combat for anxiety and depression in children, which are both sadly on the rise.
Not only can music lessons help target mental illness, they can also help to alleviate the trauma of some physical illnesses too…
The benefits of music lessons are endless. What are you waiting for? Sign your little one up now!