Learning to play an instrument or taking vocal classes, be it Classical or Western, can be awesome fun for children. But the fact remains that taking music lessons impacts the child’s learning power and boost their grades at school. Whether a child is practising hard to be the next Mozart, or want to make the next major breakthrough in music, studying music at an early age has its own advantage – and here are some of them:
Before your child has learned to master his or her instrument, he or she must learn to accept criticism and rise above challenges. This can go a long way in building self-confidence, which can impact all areas of life, both in as well as out of academics.
There is a simple way you can improve the grades of your child: swap his or her game console for a keyboard or a piano. Studies, time and again, has proved that taking music lessons stimulates parts of the brain that are linked to cognitive skills and maths. This can give your child an uppercut in this competitive intense world.
Boost social skills:
This comes as an added advantage – a very important one. By interacting with fellow-music players at different levels and competencies, your child can learn to perform in harmony with the rest of the band or troop, thereby augmenting his or her social skills and emotional intelligence through group-based activities.
Inculcate patience & discipline:
In today’s world, instant gratification is everything. But by taking music lessons and with home practises you learn things brick by brick and this requires a lot of patience, focussed attention and discipline at the mind level.
Bolster creative self-expression:
What better way for your child to be self-expressive than playing an instrument or performing vocals? Believe it or not, music is a great outlet with beneficial therapeutic values, excellent stress-reliever and is particularly beneficial for kids with certain mental health issues, and faculty developmental disorders.
Improvement of memory:
This perhaps can be the most important takeaway. If your child is experiencing difficulties remembering and recalling things, it is time you take appropriate action and encourage him or her to take music classes to enhance learning skills. Remembering musical notes or reciting songs is a great way to develop long term memory and improve short term memory and association.
In a recent study, children who took keyboard lessons once a weak were able to enhance their spatial-temporal skills by almost 34 percent compared to those who didn’t. Needless to say, these children could improve their scores, better their previous performance with more A and B grades against their non-musical peers. Also, another study proved that older children when subjected to learning music lessons or drama fared better with increased IQ scores.