When children learn how to make music together, they are working as a group to create something beautiful. They learn how to share the spotlight and how to be supportive of each other. This is an important part of being a contributing member of society.
2. Increase school readiness by helping them become more focused & disciplined.
Working in a classroom environment is a learned skill that requires focus, discipline, and awareness of the things going on around us. Learning an instrument requires focus in order to learn how to play the instrument well and develops discipline through practice. Playing an instrument with a group also requires an acute awareness of his or her surroundings.
3. Enhance cognitive, social, & motor skills necessary for success both in school & in life!
By learning an instrument, children are developing their cognitive and social skills while working in a group, and their fine motor skills in both their left and right hands—utilizing both sides of the brain.
4. Develop hand--eye coordination.
Students are learning how to read music and immediately interrupt the images that they see into actions on their instrument. Music making is an extremely detailed process.
5. Support language development by decoding sounds
While children are playing, learning, & listening to music, they are become aware of minute differences in the sounds that they’re hearing and discovering how to interpret those sounds. This translate into language development since there so many different sounds made in the various languages spoken around us.
6. Increase their IQs
7. Use more of their brain on a neurological level
When the left side (logical, sequential, objective, detail & fact oriented) and the right side (subjective, intuitive, & emotional) of the brain works together, you get true INNOVATION.
8. Increase spatial-temporal skills, which is important for math, architecture, engineering, art, gaming, and especially working with computers.
9. Better concentration-based skills & basic memory recall, which is important for test taking.
10. Happier, more self-expressive person.
Ultimately, that's what parents want right for their children right?!