Music is not just an entertainment source, but is also a great source of learning new skills, especially in children. Both listening to music and learning an instrument can make a monumental difference in your child's life. Children are like sponges, they are capable of absorbing so much information! Did you know, there have been studies proving that learning music/a musical instrument is directly correlated to academic success? Music is also known to play a huge role in their character growth!
If this hasn’t convinced you that learning a musical instrument can positively affect your child’s overall development, here are a few points that will tell you otherwise.
Boosts the Brain's Development:
It’s a proven fact that music stimulates the neural networks in the brain that are responsible for awareness, attention, memory and cognitive mental functioning. In order to comprehend and learn the musical language, long periods of focussed attention is required along with memorization, thereby improving a child’s reading, writing and listening skills. In simple words, learning a musical instrument is like a workout for their brain every day that they practice! Studies have shown that children who have had musical training have a higher IQ as compared to those who haven’t.
Learning to play a musical instrument can also develop fine motor skills in younger children. This is particularly seen in movements involving the wrist!
Improves Social Skill:
Playing a musical instrument in a group or a band is known to improve a child’s social skills greatly. When you play in a group, there is a huge reliance on teamwork. Without teamwork no ensemble can play in harmony. A child learns to put the interest of the group first rather than his/her own personal interest. Playing music is a social activity by nature, and a child learning to play a musical instrument is bound to meet other children who play either the same or other instruments which promote social interaction. Music serves as a common ground for children to bond over.
Improves Self Esteem:
There is no doubt that learning a musical instrument can do wonders for a child's sense of self worth. Learning or mastering a new technique of playing a musical instrument can instill a sense of accomplishment. Realizing that their hard work is paying off will only motivate them to do better! At some point children who have been musically trained will have to perform in front of an audience, this can improve a child’s confidence and self esteem exponentially. In fact, they become excellent public speakers with constant exposure to performing in public.
Helps with Emotional Expression:
Most children have phases where they throw tantrums and have difficulty expressing their emotions in a healthy way. Playing an instrument is a phenomenal way of letting their steam out or even expressing their emotions, be it sad or happy. It helps them find their own emotional identity.
Did you know, one in six children are affected by mental health problems like depression and anxiety? Learning to play musical instruments not only helps improve a child’s physical health but also their mental health. It has a profound impact on their mood, increasing their excitement, enthusiasm and happiness and thereby reducing stress, fatigue and depression. Playing music also helps release endorphins that improves vascular health and even increases the level of antibodies in a human body!
There’s no doubt that playing musical instruments can be both a fun and rewarding activity. In conclusion, as Henry Wadsworth rightly quoted, “Music is the universal language of mankind.”
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