Benefits of Instrumental Music Study
Check out this short Ted-Ed video to see how playing an instrument benefits your child's brain!
Research shows that playing an instrument can have countless benefits for your child.
Visit some of these sites below to read more about how music instruction can be advantageous to your child.
Improved Reading Skills
"Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons (Arete Music Academy. "Statistical benefits of music in education." Arete Music Academy. Accessed July 17, 2014).
Being a part of a music ensemble works on leadership teamwork skills and also encourages students to develop relationships with a diverse group of students (Classic FM, 2018).
"With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students" (NafME, 2014). Students are given a sense of achievement through performance and learning to play songs (Classic FM, 2018).
Students who study music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety (NafME, 2014). Music can also help to relieve stress and has been proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure (Classic FM, 2018).