Most children and young adults like listening to music for the same reasons that adults do: they feel are to move their bodies and express themselves. Yet, there are many more benefits of music for children, including heightened focus, emotional regulation, and even improved socialization!
Here’s why bringing music into your child’s life is so important:
Music Boosts Brainpower
Science has shown that children can benefit from music, and it’s good for their health! One of the benefits of music is that it can improve memory and recall (depending on the type of music, of course).
Students who listen to music often perform better in school than those who don’t, especially with regards to their hands-on learning. This is because music helps to ‘wake up’ the part of the brain that is in charge of learning to read, do math, and feel emotions. There is also the keeping of rhythm, which helps students to start to recognize beat, tempo, and self-regulate themselves to the music.
Music Enhances Social Skills
Music can also help children learn social skills, such as how to read facial expressions, talk to their peers, and understand how other people feel.
Listening to a track allows for emotional connections. Learning to play a piece of music with other people is a great way to improve communication and connection. It’s not just about technique; it’s also about expressing yourself and working with other people.
Music Builds Confidence
If you see that your child lacks confidence, teaching them to play a musical instrument can help!
When a person realizes that they can learn a skill on their own, it gives them the boost of self-confidence. As time goes on, they will get better and feel even better about what they can do. Depending on your child’s experience, they could even even gain enough talent to make music their career, and consider attending a place like the Guitar Craft Academy to learn more about personalizing the expression of their craft.
Music Develops Motor Skills
Children of all ages can improve their fine and gross motor skills by listening to music. When children hear music, they can’t help but dance and move with the music. These simple behaviors are actually regulating the body, creating the foundation for more complicated movements (like jumping), and improving gross and fine-motor skills alike.
Music Helps With Discipline
Usually, children start learning music with nursery rhymes and then move on to learning an instrument.
Adults often see these things as ways to keep kids busy and occupied, but they actually help kids learn to be responsible and improve their coordination. Recent studies regarding music and student behavior have shown that kids who learn to play instruments tend to be better-behaved and have more self-discipline than their classmates.
Music Inspires Creativity
You’ll have to agree that many musicians nowadays are among the most imaginative and creative people you could meet! Your children will release their imaginative selves as they explore their musical talents, whether by composing original songs or learning new guitar techniques.
Overall, music has many benefits. . . in and out of the classroom! Whether your student/child is listening, playing, or engaging in music-based play, there is a reason for it. If you bring music into your daily life, share with us what techniques or activities work for you and why.