Everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Music enriches students' lives and education. Music education is so important, and it offers benefits even beyond itself.
Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs help imprint information on young minds.
A mastery of memorisation: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorisation serves students well in education and beyond.
Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work rather than mediocre work. This desire can be applied to all subjects of study.
Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children develop motor skills when playing music.
A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music are able to feel proud of their achievement.
Children stay engaged in school: An enjoyable subject like music keeps children interested and engaged in school.
Success in society: Music is a part of our social fabric, and music shapes abilities and character. Musical education greatly contributes to children's intellectual development as well.
Emotional development: Students of music are more emotionally developed, with empathy towards others. They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
Pattern recognition: Children develop their maths and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education. Playing music offers repetition in an enjoyable format.
Better scores: Students who have experience with music performance or appreciation score higher in tests.
Fine-tuned auditory skills: Musicians are better at detecting meaningful, information-bearing elements in sounds, like the emotional meaning in a baby's cry. Students who practice music have better auditory attention, and pick out predictable patterns from surrounding noise.
Imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years helps foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child's imagination.
Music can be relaxing: Students fight stress by learning to play music. Soothing music is especially useful in helping students relax.
Musical instruments can teach discipline: Students who learn to play an instrument learn a valuable lesson in discipline. They have to set time aside to practise and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument.
Preparation for the creative economy: Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future.
Creative thinking: Children who study the arts learn to think creatively. This kind of education helps them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realising that there may be more than one right answer.
Spatial intelligence: Students who study music improve the development of spatial intelligence, which allows them to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures. Spatial intelligence is helpful for advanced mathematics and more.
Teamwork: Many musical education programmes require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
Responsible risk-taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. It teaches students how to take risks and deal with fear, which helps them become successful and reach their potential.
Self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument build pride and confidence. Musical education also develops better communication for students.
Please contact the office if you would like your child to have instrumental lessons.