12 Important Skills Your Child Learns by Studying Music

12 Important Skills Your Child Learns by Studying Music
  1. Self-Confidence: Being able to go from learning notes and rhythms to producing meaningful music instills in your child a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.
  2. Coordination: Hand, eye, body posture and thought all working together are the ingredients of playing an instrument. These coordination skills transfer to many other aspects of life.
  3. Teamwork: Every child wants to be part of a group. Theory and musicianship classes, in addition to group performances and recitals provide just such unique opportunities.
  4. Comprehension: Learning to perceive and derive meaning from musical sounds sharpens your child’s ability to comprehend abstractions.
  5. Problem-Solving: Learning the basics of musical language and interpreting a work through performance teaches your child the ability to understand a problem and reach an appropriate solution.
  6. Discipline: Learning all of the basics of music and applying them correctly takes perception and discipline.
  7. Art Appreciation: The words beauty, serenity and excitement come to life with each musical experience. These feelings help every child appreciate all forms of the arts.
  8. Logical Reasoning: When your child learns to analyze a musical work from all perspectives or to improvise within a certain musical style, both inductive and deductive reasoning grows stronger.
  9. Communication: Music offers the ability to cultivate our feelings and thoughts through nonverbal means and to respond to these nonverbal thoughts in others.
  10. Conceptualization: Your child learns to classify by learning to identify different types and styles of music and to recognize how cultures use music for personal expression.
  11. Making Value Judgments: Learning to comprehend, consider and evaluate in music can help your child make informed decisions and uphold value judgments in other aspects of life.
  12. Using Symbols: Learning to read, write and interpret musical notation strengthens the use of other symbol systems such as mathematics and language.

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