By Mindy Cabral, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, February 2013
Recent studies show how music has many benefits for developing children and working adults. Music is part of our daily lives, and knowing a little more about it can set you ahead of the rest academically, emotionally, and socially. Here are 10 benefits to learning music:
- Learning music from an early age helps develop spatial awareness, problem solving skills, language and reasoning areas in the brain.
- Creative thinking and craftsmanship skills are developed through studying details and figuring out how to put them together.
- Achieve higher scores on standardized tests and grades in school.
- Experience different cultures through music for a more global awareness and openness to the world.
- Teamwork and discipline are enhanced which can be especially important for students who do not play sports. In an ensemble, students work together towards a common goal (usually a performance) and must make the commitment to be part of the group.
- Music can be an outlet for self-expression. Expressing inner emotions and feelings gives individuals a deeper sense of self and can lead to greater self-esteem.
- Develop skills needed in the workplace. Actively participating in music teaches the act of “doing” and how to perform (and under pressure!). Students also learn to communicate and cooperate with one another through ensemble playing.
- Performing can help students work to their fullest potential by learn to conquer a fear by taking a risk.
- Music is healthy for the mind, body, and spirit. It promotes positive learning and can help prevent future problems, such as drug abuse.
- As a listener or as a performer, we all enjoy music in our own way. Music students have the freedom to love and appreciate music while learning to create and have fun making music for a lifetime of enjoyment.
For more benefits, or to get started learning a new instrument, please contact the friendly staff at Little School of Music: located at 28306 Constellation Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, visit us online at: LittleSchoolofMusic.com, or call: 661-222-2239
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