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Top 10 Benefits of Encouraging Kids to Learn Music

Learning music can help to aid in the development of many other skills in children. Let us take a look the top 10 benefits of encouraging children to learn music.

Music is the food of life. Music pleases the mind and the soul. A world without music would be such a sad and depressing world. People who can play music are extremely famous. They are loved by people because of this amazing talent they have. The band members of a college or school seem to be the most popular people around. Everybody appreciates the musically talented. One only has to look at the huge crowds in a concert to know how popular this form of art is.

There are several benefits of learning music to children as well. Scientists have claimed that learning of music is good for the mind, body and soul.

Here is why you must encourage your children to learn music.

1. Memory

Scientists claim that the children who learn music have better memory than those who do not. Playing an instrument exercises many sections of the brain. It enhances their mental power. Prolonged playing of an instrument results in greater memory.

2. Learning Faster

Children who learn music are more likely to pick up lesson faster than others. Playing an instrument and learning the language of music trains their brain. Their brain is able to pick up information faster and store them. They are also faster in learning a new language because of their musical education.

3. Concentration

Playing an instrument requires concentration. You children need to concentrate at where they are supposed to play what note, what pitch to sing in, etc. It is important to acquire this concentration power. It helps children to concentrate academically.

4. Confidence

Learning to play an instrument or learning music instils confidence in a child. It is an achievement for life. They feel better about themselves when they are appreciated by their peers and family. The accolades they receive because of their music talents boost their self-esteem. They are extrovert and more confident in their approach.

5. Discipline

Musicians are extremely disciplined people. They know the value of daily practice. Missing even a day’s practice can make them go off tune. This makes them disciplined in all other ways of life. Music can therefore teach discipline to children.

6. Reduction of Stress

Music has great healing power. Playing music can instantly reduce all the weighty stress. The people who can play music fall back on it when they are stressed. Nothing can be more relaxing than strumming one’s guitar. It relaxes the mind and the body.

7. Perseverance

One cannot learn to play music in a day. It takes a long time to learn and then play perfectly. Learning to play music can teach children to be patient. Musicians are very calm and composed people. They do not get agitates easily. They maintain their patience.

8. Connect

Music helps to connect with different types of people. A band is an example. In a band often different people from different backgrounds come together to perform and make music. Musicians all over the world connect instantly with each other through their art.

9. Cultural Exposure

Music is a universal language. It is not restricted to a country or state. The children who learn different types of music get exposed to that particular culture. Songs of a culture are based on the history of the culture. Those who learn Indian folk music get more exposed to the folk culture of India through their songs.

10. Teamwork

Musicians often work in groups. They form bands. Band like Beatles and rolling stones have become historically famous. Working in such groups in school or college makes the children comfortable with working in teams. They do not grow up to be selfish and learn cooperation and adjustment.

If your kid wants to learn something new apart from studies, encourage them to take up music. It is one of the most enriching educations. It is a beautiful art.

What are the benefits of encouraging children to learn music? At what age can children start learning music? Which forms of music are suitable for children to learn? Discuss here.

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Dhyaan.3 years ago
Children can start learning music as young as 4. Encouraging children to learn music right from early age is very beneficial.
Sneha.3 years ago
Music is very good stress buster. Children can learn a lot of things by leaning music.
Alesha.3 years ago
It is a very good activity for kids. It can improve a lot of skills in children and at the same time can be chosen as an careen option by kids.
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