On the fence on whether or not adding music classes to your child’s classes? You may want to take a look at the benefits that comes with the thoughtful consideration of signing your child up for music classes.
Your kid may or may not be the next Beethoven, but signing your child up for piano, or violin lessons, may be the best thing you could consider. With implementing music lessons into your child’s early years, they may have a much easier time learning math, practicing their good manners (don’t forget patience!) and learn how to a team player.
Music Improves Academic Skills
Math and music are very highly intertwined. By getting to understand the beat, the rhythm, and the scales, children can rapidly learn how to create fractions, recognize patterns, and learn how to divide. As children start to get older they start reciting songs that are familiar to them. This will call upon their short-term memory, and eventually start to build their long-term memory, as well.
Music Develops Your Child’s Motor Skills
With certain instruments like the percussion instruments, they can help children to start developing their coordination, and their motor skills. Because these certain instruments require a lot of movement of their hands, their arms, and their feet. These instruments work very well with children that have high-energy. Instruments do not only help in the development of the ambidexterity, they can also encourage children to be more comfortable in uncomfortable positions. Playing instruments can also enhance your child’s coordination, and help prepare for other hobbies like sports and dance classes.
Music Cultivates Your Child’s Social Skills
If your child is taking group classes, these classes require peer interaction and communication. This will encourage teamwork because they will have to collaborate in creating a crescendo or accelerando. Playing as a band; as a team, they will learn how to adjust to sound, like playing too loudly, or playing too fast. When they are creating a melody, they work together towards a common goal.
Music Refines Your Child’s Discipline and Patience
When your child plays an instrument, it teaches them perseverance. They will have to endure hours, months, and years of practice and dedication before they reach specific goals. Like, performing with a band, or memorizing a solo piece. They will also start to improve patience, because they will have to wait their turn to play, either as a band or individually.
Music Builds Your Child’s Self-Esteem
Music lessons offer a forum where children can learn, and learn how to accept constructive criticism, as well as give constructive criticism. This certain skill can easily be transferable to public speaking, and possess musical skills that help them stand out.
So, if you are still on the fence on signing your child up for music classes, try to consider what they may like to do. While at home, you can always see if your child is interested in music by simply experimenting for yourself.