At Eagle Rock Music Studio, we work with children a lot, and we are passionate about helping them grow through learning music. Not only is it fun, but it also instills a sense of achievement, accomplishment, and pride. Here are several known benefits of learning an instrument that we can confirm are true; we have seen them with our own eyes. You child learning an instrument will improve:
Split-test studies have demonstrated that very young children who take music lessons have better memories than those who don’t — both in the short term and as they grow older.
Time management is a critical skill to develop, and learning an instrument will teach your child to schedule time to practice.
Playing music with others is challenging but rewarding. Just as it is important to learn to play with others in sports, it is also important to learn to collaborate through music.
It takes time and it takes effort to learn an instrument, but this struggle fosters patience and perseverance. In today’s fast-moving age of instant gratification, it can be difficult to find a better setting where your child will learn the importance of perseverance.
Though playing an instrument is by definition a physical activity, it is often thought of as more of a mental exercise. But playing an instrument requires hand-eye coordination and enhances/refines motor skills.
Music theory is mathematical; even learning the most rudimentary aspects of it at a young age stimulates the brain in countless positive ways.
Reading and Comprehension
Children exposed to music theory and to pieces of music constantly have to comprehend and consume, which has a positive effect on their comprehension skills in school.
Taking care of an instrument comes with responsibilities; if an instrument isn’t in working condition, it can’t be played.
Music is deeply cultural; it is not created in a vacuum. When children are exposed to music, they expand their access to culture and enhance their ability to put cultural events into proper perspective.
Music requires laser-like focus in order to be played correctly. When playing in a group, concentration must be divided between playing your instrument and meshing with others playing theirs. This kind of discipline is a valuable skill to acquire.
Few things in life are more expressive than music, and few forms are more malleable in the way it can be shaped (via different genres) to express an individual’s specific emotions.
Every child takes pride in knowing how to play an instrument, and they should — it isn’t easy to do. Creating music that gives true pleasure to others is extremely rewarding.