Whether you child enjoys listening to the piano, the trumpet, the flute, or any other instruments, encourage him to try and learn to play the instrument himself. Besides providing a lot of fun, an opportunity for teamwork, and a means of creative self expression, music lessons have a number of benefits for kids of all ages.
It’s been proven that children who participate in group or individual music lessons learn to use creative thinking to solve problems. They think outside the box, rejecting the most common answer and eagerly exploring less conventional options.
Music exposes children to a number of different cultures through the various composers of the music they’ll be studying. These young musicians quickly realize that musicians in various cultures have a common bond – they enjoy expressing themselves in melody.
Creative self expression is a large advantage for music students. Many not only enjoy playing others music, but they also spend time creating a musical style of their own and introducing it to family, friends, teachers, and fellow composers.
Composing not only provides a means of self-expression, it also teaches the student how to begin and follow through on a high quality project. If a musician is serious about sharing his music with the world, he will develop a keen sense of good and mediocre work.
In addition to composing, performance opportunities also provide musicians the opportunity for self expression. Through choosing music they enjoy playing, thoroughly practicing and perhaps even memorizing each piece, then finally performing it for an audience, they experience the enjoyment of sharing their talent first with their friends and family and maybe one day with the world!
Even if a child never goes on to become a professional musician, music lessons help to develop basic skills that are necessary in any workplace environment. Dedication to completing a project, anticipation of learning a new skill, and the ability to communicate effectively can all be fostered through music lessons. Music study and performance encourage young people to face the fear of new situations and come out victorious!
Many instruments require a student to work with others. Teamwork is another essential aspect in the business world of today. Begin teaching your child the value of teamwork through his participation in band, orchestra or small group performances.
Overall, music lessons provide invaluable experience for any child. If your child enjoys listening to music, watching others perform, or experimenting for himself, consider involving him in music lessons as soon as possible.