1. Science Proves Putting an Instrument in Your Child’s Hands Increases IQ

It’s not just a myth that music can help babies develop cognitive skills, auditory learning, and a greater understanding of language.

But according to scientists interviewed by Scientific American, putting an instrument in the hands of a child takes the “Mozart Effect” even farther. Passively listening to music can help with the things mentioned above, the true benefits of music begin to unfold when you place an instrument in a child’s hands.

The fine motor skills accompanied with the understanding of music as its own language and system can lead to great things for your child both personally and scholastically.

When children take music lessons, they are able to create neural pathways that connect the audio with information, leading to better cognition.

2. Music Helps Kids Become More Social

Music isn’t often played in a vacuum. Musicians collaborate to create new music or jam to their favorite songs. When you involve an active teacher in the learning experience, music lessons become much more than just an activity to keep your child busy.

Your child will develop social skills. Voice teachers like Jessica Winn offer lessons that encapsulate a safe space where your child is free to express themselves through their own built-in musical instrument. Whereas, teachers like Daniel Nervo offer a great musical theory foundation for children playing the guitar.

Whatever your goal, the lessons will be social by design and maybe encourage your child to seek out more music activities in school like band, choir, and orchestra where they’ll inevitably meet friends and new teachers that will help shape who they are.

3. Music Improves Auditory Learning in Children

Being an auditory learner can help your child in everything from school to their future jobs. Being able to communicate effectively and how your brain processes sound go hand in hand.

When children take music lessons, they are able to create neural pathways that connect the audio with information, leading to better cognition. If your child is learning music, they will develop those pathways faster and have a very useful learning style in their pocket.

When a child is old enough to start taking music classes in school, they don’t get an individual experience often. If you take music lessons somewhere like ModernTone, your child will get individual attention and a custom lesson plan tailored to their strengths and preferences too.

Taking music lessons in guitar, bass, drums, or voice can be the bedrock for skills in listening, communication, organization, language, emotion, and more.

4. Music Teachers Have Big Impacts on Students

If you look at musicians in general, skills are passed down from generation to generation through teachers and students. Taking music lessons in guitar, bass, drums, or voice can be the bedrock for skills in listening, communication, organization, language, emotion, and more.

Teachers help create the connections for these skills in the classroom, practice room, or at a lesson facility. Finding the right teacher is difficult, but once you find a good match the relationship can help your child discover new ways of learning in and out of the practice room.

5. Music Increases Brain Power

Studies show (and everyone trusts studies) that specific brain functions create the most activity in the following categories:

  • Auditory
  • Motor
  • Reading
  • Social Awareness
  • Communication

Students can get as technical as they want to, as genre-specific as they want to, and explore the kind of music that they want to make or just love to play. Customized lesson plans make a huge difference and can only be found in specific music schools or recording environments.

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