There is an undeniably strong correlation between music education and the development of skills that children and adults alike need to become successful in life. These skills will follow them on whatever path they choose in life. If you’re looking for a way to provide your child with a source of life-long joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment, childhood music education is an excellent first step.
Self-Confidence: Being able to go from learning notes and rhythms to producing meaningful music instills a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.
Coordination: Hands, eyes, body posture and mind all working together are the ingredients of playing an instrument. These coordination skills transfer to many other aspects of life.
Teamwork: Theory and musicianship classes, in addition to group performances and recitals, provide unique opportunities for teamwork.
Comprehension: Learning to perceive and derive meaning from musical sounds sharpens ability to comprehend abstractions.
Problem-Solving: Learning the basics of musical language and interpreting a work through performance teaches the ability to understand a problem and reach an appropriate solution.
Discipline: Learning all of the basics of music and applying them correctly require perception and discipline.
Art Appreciation: The words beauty, serenity and excitement come to life with each musical experience. These feelings help every child appreciate all forms of art.
Logical Reasoning: When learning to analyze a musical work from all perspectives or to improvise within a certain musical style, both inductive and deductive reasoning grows stronger.
Communication: Music offers the ability to cultivate our feelings and thoughts through nonverbal means and to respond to these nonverbal thoughts in others.
Conceptualization: Learning to classify by learning to identify different types and styles of music and to recognize how cultures use music for personal expression.
Making Value Judgments: Learning to comprehend, consider and evaluate music can help in making informed decisions and in upholding value judgments in other aspects of life
Using Symbols: Learning to read, write and interpret musical notation strengthens the use of other symbol systems such as mathematics and language