Benefits of music education

Most of the children enjoy music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Music (and indeed dance) provides a universal entry card for people of all ages and therefore, the benefits to individuals and society are immense.

For young people, they can become worthy and valuable contributors to the social fabric of their community from an early age. The learning and development of musical skills gives them a connection into musical groups, choirs and bands that enrich a local community and sees them performing alongside people of all ages who share that love of music and are part of local celebrations and event

1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Children who enjoy learning music in their early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. Music works a lot like language does- except instead of words and ideas, emotions and intent are communicated.

There is a scientific reason behind it that the left side of the brain is better developed with music and songs, can help impart a good print on young minds.

2. A mastery of memorization: When you talk about performing music with sheet music, children are constantly using their memory to perform. Memorization skills can serve children well in education and beyond.

3. Music increases cultural cohesion: Music is one way of communicating belonging, which may increase your sense of safety and obligation toward your group. When we discover that someone likes a piece of music that we like, we tend to think better of them—as if musical preference had a deeper meaning than just entertainment.

4. Students learn to improve their work: If your child has an interest in music then it can promote craftsmanship, and children learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work. This important effective music study can be applied to all subjects of study.

5. Increased coordination: Children who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. It is also just like playing sports; children can develop motor skills when playing music.

6. A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music with a new instrument can be a challenging task, but it also an achievable goal. Children who are smart are setup the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.

7. Creativity: Music contributes to students’ creativity when engaged with composing, arranging, improvising tasks which call upon the individual or group to imagine, plan, organise, experiment with and develop sound in an abstract way.

8. Success in society: Music is the great build-up of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Children who take interest in band or orchestra are less likely to abuse substances over their lifetime. Education in music can greatly contribute to children’s intellectual development as well.

9. Emotional development: Children’s music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also need to develop higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.

10. Students learn pattern recognition: Musical education can help children to develop their math and pattern-recognition skills. Playing music also helps in repetition in a fun format.

11. Fine-tuned auditory skills: When your children learn music then it can detect meaningful, information-bearing elements in sounds, like the emotional meaning in a baby’s cry. Children who take interest in music learning possess better auditory attention and pick out predictable patterns from surrounding noise.

12. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: If your children learn music in early childhood years then it can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and helps to build a child’s imagination.

13. Music can be relaxing: Children can be able to fight stress by learning to play music. Soothing music is helpful to maintain peace and relaxation in your child’s mind.

14. Musical instruments can teach discipline: Kids who learn to play an instrument can learn a beneficial lesson in discipline. They will be able to set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master who learns to play music with instruments.

15. Preparation for the creative economy: Investing in creative education can prepare children for the 21st-century workforce. New attention in music help to create more artistic careers and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future.

 

References

  1. Greater Good Magazine, published by the greater good science centre at UC Berkeley
  2. Mr. Chris Earl, Inquiry into the extent, benefits and potential of music Education in Victorian Schools
  3. Musicinaustralia.org.au, Summary of international research into the benefits of music education, Mandy Stefanakis and Robin S. Stevens