Some studies suggests that music lessons provide children with important developmental benefits beyond simply the knowledge or skill of playing a musical instrument.
Musical lessons may enhance intelligence and academic achievement, build self-esteem and improve discipline. A recent Rockefeller Foundation Study found that music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.
On SAT tests, the national average scores were 427 on the verbal and 476 on math. At the same time, music students averaged 465 on the verbal and 497 on the math – 38 and 21 points higher, respectively.
Skills learned through the discipline of music may transfer to study skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills useful in every part of a child’s studies at school, though.
An in-depth Harvard University study found evidence that spatial-temporal reasoning improves when children learn to make music, and this kind of reasoning improves temporarily when adults listen to certain kinds of music, including Mozart (Rauscher, Shaw & Ky, 1993).
This finding which has been named “The Mozart effect” suggests that music and spatial reasoning are related psychologically (i.e., they may rely on some of the same underlying skills) and perhaps neurologically as well.
A relationship between music and the strengthening of math, dance, reading, creative thinking and visual arts skills has also been reported in literature.
Our in-home Guitar lessons and in-home Piano lessons are available for the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, and San Ramon. We also offer online lessons for families wanting to learn guitar but living in other cities.
A good way to start or to continue your children’s music education, is with in-home private lessons. I go to the comfort of your home and design a customized program that aligns with each student’s learning process and expectations. Don’t delay this decision.
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