Why Should Kids Learn Music?
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Have you heard of the "Mozart" effect?
Many believe in the theory that listening to classical music will make a person smarter.
It has been proven that children who are given the opportunity to learn an instrument have reaped benefits in the long run.
Here are some of the advantages of learning music!
1. Music for child development
Music is important for child development and growth.
Research has shown that taking music lessons at an early age enhances brain function.
It improves their language development and help them develop communications skills, listening skills and discipline.
Children learn more when they participate in music compared to when they listen to music.
Music is also often used as a team building tool as it strengthens social bonds and encourages self-expression.
2. Music and Maths
Did you know that there is a correlation between mathematics and music?
Music helps children to recognise patterns, rhythm and beats. This improves their cognition and mathematical ability.
For instance, Einstein used classical music as a brainstorming technique and played the violin whenever he was stuck on a mathematics problem.
Fun fact: Einstein was an accomplished violinist and pianist.
3. Music and Culture
Folk songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies are passed down through the generations.
For instance, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a popular English lullaby with many adaptations around the world. It combines the melody of a 18th century French tune, "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" with a 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor entitled "The Star" used as lyrics.
Did you know that there are other verses to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Here are the full lyrics:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. When this blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon, Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, through the night. Then the traveller in the dark Thanks you for your tiny spark; He could not see where to go, If you did not twinkle so. In the dark blue sky you keep, And often through my curtains peep, For you never shut your eye Till the sun is in the sky. As your bright and tiny spark Lights the traveller in the dark, Though I know not what you are, Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Since music is found in every culture, children also get exposure to various cultures and histories when they learn about the origins of the different genres of music (classical, jazz, rock and contemporary).
4. Music boosts brain chemicals
Studies have shown that music boost brain chemicals.
According to BBC, music releases a positive chemical called dopamine in the brain that plays a key role in setting good moods.
Dopamine is the same chemical that increases in response to other stimuli such as food and money.
It also increases oxytocin which plays an important role in bonding and building trust between people.
Why not give your child an opportunity to learn an instrument today?
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