Playing music goes beyond lessons, practicing and performances. Scientific studies show that the benefits of playing an instrument is “the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.” In this post, we share 3 pivotal reasons why.
Music Can Improve Math Scores
Do you have a middle-schooler struggling to grasp algebra, or a 3rd grader just trying to keep up with new math concepts? Piano lessons may help. Professor Martin F. Gardiner and his colleagues at Brown University conducted a study showing that playing an instrument helped second graders improve in math.
The groups of kids who had piano lessons over an 8-week study performed significantly higher on their math scores than those who didn’t take lessons.
The Mozart Effect
A study done by NCBI focused on children ages 3-4 who were given keyboard lessons for six months.
During this time they learned fingering techniques, musical notation and sight reading. By the end of the six months, they were able to recite simple melodies by Mozart and Beethoven. Music stimulates the brain, improves recall ability and can dramatically improve test scores as kids grow from school age to high school.
Playing Music Can Lead to Higher Test Scores for Teens
Reading, comprehension and recall use the same brain connections as learning to play an instrument.
Do you have a student who has trouble reading, or a speech delay?
Studies show that playing any instrument – from the bass to the trumpet and everything in between – can improve speech processing and learning. By the time you have a teen, playing music has an even more dramatic academic effect.
A brand new study showed the results of 112,000 students who took an exam in math, English or science. The students who were engaged in music class performed better than those who weren’t. “It is believed that students who spend school time in music classes, rather than further developing their skills in math, science and English classes, will under perform in those disciplines. Our research suggests that, in fact, the more they study music, the better they do in those subjects,” said Gouzouasis.
Playing an instrument:
- Reduces anxiety (kids need stress management techniques, just like adults do)
- Strengthens motor skills
- Improves focus
- Builds confidence
- Improves concentration.
Music lessons for kids is a great way to:
- help them develop a passion/hobby
- provide a mentor/role model (the right music instructor is key)
- Keep them busy and engaged in a healthy activity.
Houston Music Lessons For Kids (We’ve Got The Best Instructors in the Business!)
Learning to play an instrument isn’t easy, but it can and SHOULD be fun – which is what Sessions is all about!
Our goal is to provide a memorable, positive and fun-filled experience to each and every music student, each and every time.
Whether your child has an interest in the guitar, drums, violin or simply wants to sing just like their favorite performer, our Houston music lessons (offered in 3 convenient locations) envelopes the whole experience. The best part is. they won’t just learn to play. They’ll play to PERFORM at one of our annual live shows. Fill out our contact form to book your free trial lesson here!