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The Benefits of Music Education
Children are bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the DO-RE-MIS can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABC’s as music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas.
Making music, not only involves the voice or the fingers playing an instrument, since a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. For instance people use their ears and eyes, as well as large and small muscles. Children who have a music-rich experience of singing, listening and moving, will benefit as they progress into more formal learning. Music is a very integrating and stimulating pastime activity.
When looking at children between the ages of two to nine, we see that one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those natural abilities.
“Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds,” the group claims.
The relationship between music and language development is also socially advantageous to young children. Language competencies is at the root of social competence. Musical experience strengthens the capacity to be verbally competent.
The Brain Works Harder
Research indicates that a brain of a musician, even that of a young one, works differently to that of a non-musician. There’s some good neuroscience research that supports the theory that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training. When you’re a musician and you’re playing an instrument, you have to be using more of your brain.
Spatial- Temporal Skills
Research has also found a causal link between music and spatial intelligence, which means that understanding music can help children visualize various elements that should go together, like they would do when solving a math problem. These skills come into play in solving multistep problems one would encounter in architecture, engineering, math, art, gaming, and especially working with computers.
If you have an environment where there are a lot of people doing creative, smart, great things, joyful things, even people who aren’t doing that, have a tendency to go up and do better. Music training can help with basic memory recall. Formal training in music is also associated with other cognitive strengths such as verbal recall proficiency. People who have had formal musical training tend to be pretty good at remembering verbal information stored in memory.
Music can improve a child’s abilities in learning, but it’s important to understand that music does not make one smarter. The many intrinsic benefits of music education include being disciplined, learning a skill, being part of the music world, managing performance and being part of something you can be proud of.
Music makes a child interesting and happy and a happy child is one who thrives. It enriches his or her appetite for things that bring pleasure and for the friends they meet. The benefit of music education is about being musical and gives you a better understanding of yourself and of the art world which enhances your ability of how you can think and express yourself better.