How a music education can benefit your child?
There are countless ways in which music can enhance our lives, and volumes of research to support this claim!
A More Humane Human
As individuals and children study and participate in music, awareness grows, appreciation is cultivated, sensitivity is nurtured, self-esteem thrives, creativity and expressiveness flourish, and an aesthetic sense develops. People with these qualities are generally happier individuals, as well as a benefit to others and to society in general.
Skills and Abilities
Aside from producing a well-rounded human being, researchers, teachers and parents are discovering the overall difference music can make. Music offers enhanced brain functioning, decreased learning and discipline problems, better social skills, and superior communication skills. Music is becoming more than just a goal for many educators; it is actually becoming a means to achieve all of these benefits!
Developing the Mind
Music promotes cognitive development as well as abstract thought. This includes topics such as reading, math, and even creative thinking. Music instruction enhances the brain’s ‘hard-wiring’ for spatial-temporal reasoning, or the brain’s ability to visualize and transform objects in time and space. Spatial-temporal skills are foundational for higher-level math skills. (MIND Institute) Music education has also been shown to facilitate the ability to read. Exposure to music can actually rewire neural circuits in the brain for more interconnected functioning. (Newsweek, 1996)
Let’s Play Music takes advantage of “windows” of learning, when childrens minds are most capable of absorbing information. As children are introduced to complex musical concepts they not only develop high musical aptitudes, but high mental capacities as well!