There are many benefits of music lessons especially to kids and in their education and socialization which are all needed for a brighter future.


If you’re willing to put your child on lessons and tutorials other than math, science, French and all that, you must try considering putting her into music lessons wherein she could develop some skills in socializing with other people. Patience is also a virtue that a child could practice during her music lessons. Although she might not become your countries biggest singing sensation but at least she will develop a set of skills.

Here are some skills that a child can develop in music lessons:

  1. Academic Skills

Researchers say that math and music are connected with each other. Your child will learn how to create fractions, recognize patterns and how to divide numbers when he also understands the rhythm, scales and beats. Mary Larew who is a violin instructor at Connecticut is saying that children in musical instruments classes are also introduced to the world of basic physics by the harmony and vibrations that the instruments undergo during playing it. Even those instruments that do not have strings like drums, cymbals and instruments like that are also a great way to discover many scientific principles.

  1. Physical Skills

Coordination and motor skills are developed through playing instruments like drums and other percussion instruments because they require movements of the hands, arms or feet. When your kid is very high in energy, this can help him or her according to Regester of the Columbia College in Chicago. While the violin and piano or other string and keyboard instruments are able to help in making them comfortable in uncomfortable places or instances. It also enhances coordination and timing which will also prepare them for their other hobbies in sports or even dancing.

  1. Social Skills

The most important thing is for the children to know their place in a larger group. It can help them in their communication and interaction with other people especially their groupmates and even their peers. It can also promote teamwork within the group of children. Your child might need to adjust especially if he’s playing too loud than the others or speeding up. This is very helpful because in our society, we really need teamwork and problem solving skills.

  1. Discipline and Patience

Learning how to play instruments is really tricky. For example, the violin, before you can even learn how to play great music or chords, you must first learn its parts and how to hold them properly like the bow and the strings. They teach the students to be patient in learning the instruments because it will take days, months or years before they will be able to play it well. This is delayed gratification which is really a good practice in stretching their patience. Furthermore, it also requires them to focus on it which is difficult to do especially for young kids but as they go into music lessons, they will be able to be disciplined within themselves. As they are playing with other kids with different musical instruments, patience is also a must especially that children have different skill sets and some may be slow learners and some may be fast and quick. They also need to discipline themselves by harmonizing with other kids through keeping up with the pace or adjusting the volume of their preferred instrument.


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