When parents first consider having their child pursue learning an instrument or even taking singing lessons, they often don’t realize the many benefits that go with a musical education.
Learning an instrument is quite the undertaking and the number of music lessons that go along with such a task can be a little expensive, but when you consider these advantages to a child’s growth and development, it is well worth it in the end.
Children often have a difficult time with memorization. Most kids have the capability to memorize something well, but they frequently don’t have the motivation to do so. However, when trying to learn a song or even notes on an instrument, it is amazing how quickly they can use their cognitive powers to memorize even the most challenging music.
In fact, you probably already know this firsthand yourself. How many songs do you have stuck in your head from when you were a child? The lyrics that stay with us decade after decade without even having to hear the tune is really quite extraordinary and shows just how much greater potential our brains have.
Develops Problem-Solving Skills
Whether it is trying to play notes on an instrument when your fingers just can’t manage to handle the task or figuring out how to play songs without the actual musical notes being on a paper in front of you, being a musician is like one long course on developing problem-solving skills.
If you want an example, check out Get Back, the Beatles documentary, as they figure out which instruments and background singing should be in the songs they are learning and rehearsing.
Strengthens Hand-Eye Coordination
People will often speak about how playing sports will strengthen hand-eye coordination. But playing a musical instrument enhances fine motor skills in children perhaps better than anything else, especially with instruments such as piano and guitar where the musician has to use both hands at once. The timing and coordination it takes for children to learn how to play an instrument can then be carried over to other things in their lives.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
It can be difficult for adults to work as a team, so if kids can develop these teamwork skills while they are still young, hopefully, it can carry over as they become older. Playing with a band takes quite a bit of teamwork from all involved as it can often be quite frustrating waiting for everyone to learn their parts. Children will develop patience and learn to collaborate with others over time in a musical setting.
We Can Help
If you would like to have your child learn an instrument and benefit from the skills that go along with the process, iAchieve can definitely help! We offer music lessons for virtually any instrument, and these can be completed in person or through remote conferencing. We have plenty of qualified music teachers to choose from, and with the summer just beginning, now would be the perfect time for children to start learning an instrument as they have extra time on their hands.
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