Encouraging your child to learn an instrument is about more than being a well-rounded individual. Of course, it’s great to know how to play a musical instrument and to pick up a life skill your child will carry with them the rest of their life. But there is also so much more.
It can boost their academic performance
You probably already know learning a musical instrument can help boost a child’s academic performance, but there is a rhyme and reason to it. For one thing, understanding beat and rhythm helps kids understand how to divide and create fractions, effectively learning math beyond numbers written on paper. Understanding the entire concept of division and timing is inherent to mathematics.
It strengthens their cognitive and physical skills
Playing an instrument also encourages a young child to recollect short-term memory and long-term memory. While this obviously improves memory skills, it also improves spatial reasoning and physical skills. Included in this is hand-eye coordination, which can help them athletically.
Instruments also improve communication skills
Since orchestra, band, and even chorus require interaction with peers, children playing an instrument are encouraged to refine their communication skills. This is important for teamwork, a must-have for every child as they embark on a lifetime of interactions, business meetings, and social gatherings.
Here at Steadfast Academy, we encourage all of our kids to explore the musical world. To learn more, contact us today!