We believe that everyone, no matter their age, should benefit from playing music. A musical instrument is a tool for self-realization, rewarding you with skills that stay with you for life.
6 ways in which kids can benefit from learning to play a musical instrument.
1. Music rewards the brain
Music stimulates the brain regions involved in reward and emotions. The result? It's a fun, awesome mental exercise that improves your self-esteem.
2. Learn to actually listen
Kids that study music are better at picking up foreign languages and detecting speech in noise - even if they only studied briefly, long ago!
3. Do better in school
Studies show that kids involved in music have better reading skills, know their maths and tend to be brighter. SAT takers that studied music scored 47 and 43 points higher on their verbal and maths tests, respectively.
4. Best way to stay in school
A staggering 96% of school principals agree that music education encourages and motivates children to stay in school.
5. Helps kids grow up
Learning music enables kids to better express their ideas, accept criticism and improves their critical thinking and problem solving.
6. Makes kids nicer
Kids hooked on music are better team players, less agressive and more cooperative with teachers. There are less fights, racism and hurtful sarcasm in schools with good music programs.