The Benefits of Music for Children

The Benefits of Music for Children

Who doesn’t love music? We all enjoy getting lost in our favourite tunes, and that is the same for children too. In fact, having music in their lives can be very beneficial to your children, which is why I’ve teamed with a Prep School in London to give you insight into what your children can get out of music.  

Improves Brain Power 

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Music and playing musical instruments has been shown to improve your child’s concentration and their memory. Studies have shown that children who have been exposed to music from a very young age tend to perform better academically. Music can help stimulate the part of the brian that is in charge of reading, numbers and emotional development, making it a potentially important part of your child’s experience growing up. 

It’s Therapeutic 

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Beyond learning an instrument, just listening to music can be incredibly therapeutic for anyone at any age. For children, getting lost in music can be a great way to alleviate stress and anxiety. Music has also proven to be a useful tool when it comes to children with dyslexia, helping children who learn in a variety of different ways. 

Social Skills 

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Particularly if your child decides to learn a musical instrument or joins a choir, music can help them forge new friendships. Learning music together will help your child develop teamwork skills, as well as be able to meet like-minded kids who could become firm friends for them as they continue to grow up and learn together.  

Teaches Patience 

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Learning a musical instrument can be tricky. Not everything will come to your child immediately. It’ll take practice and time, which in turn requires patience. Learning a musical instrument can help your child develop a measured and patient approach not just to music, but to anything that they are learning. 

The Benefits of Music for Children

 

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4 comments

  1. It’s important to be aware that children may get frustrated at their progress, or feel that they are being made to learn scales when they would rather learn to play tunes they recognise. Explaining what they gain from practising, why music theory is important and so on will help your child overcome their frustrations and perservere with music. And don’t be afraid to change teachers if your child really does not like the method being used. Not every teacher will suit every child.

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