Why you should learn a musical instrument
Learning a musical instrument is more than just a hobby. While it’s something fun for children (and adults) to do, it’s also an incredibly productive way for children to spend their time. It has a lot of benefits that you might not have even thought of. Here are some of the many interesting reasons why everyone should learn a musical instrument.
It makes you smarter
Research has found that children who learn an instrument do better in school. This is because it helps to stimulate your brain, which in turn improves memory. As you play your instrument, you will be using both sides of your brain. It can be especially helpful for your maths and science skills.
It builds confidence
When a child learns how to do something, they will become more confident in doing it. The longer they learn, the more confident they become. It can also be an opportunity for your child to perform in front of a crowd, something they may have felt shy doing without the musical skill. Throughout their lives they most likely will be expected to public speak so an instrument is a great way to be comfortable around crowds.
It makes you more creative
Having a creative outlet is a great way to help your child relax and wind down, especially after a busy day. By learning how to play an instrument, you can become creative with it. Creativity can make you a better problem solver, because you will be able to come up with less obvious solutions.
It makes you learn patience
You can’t learn an instrument overnight – it takes determination and patience. Learning that you don’t have to be good at something straight away is an important life lesson and will lead to a better work ethic and discipline. It will also teach your child to not give up if they find something difficult, as the more time they spend on it the better they will get.
It helps you meet new people
When you learn an instrument, you have the opportunity to meet a lot of different people. Being a part of an orchestra is a great way to meet a variety of people, as well as learn about other instruments that people play.
Mr Godwin runs guitar lessons with us every Thursday for Year 3 to Year 6 pupils. If you are interested in your child getting involved, please speak to Lynda in the office.