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Benefits of Learning Music

Music education

Music education plays an integral part in a child’s development and brings the potential benefit of
enhancing his or her cognitive, linguistic, and emotional development. Studies have shown that it also
increases creativity and helps reduce anxiety, improves mood and memory.

Language Development

Studies have indicated that musical training provides positive stimulus to the left side of the brain that is involved in language processing and reasoning.

Social Skills

Group music lessons provide an opportunity for children to interact with each other and learn to build good team dynamics through group playing.

Emotional Development

Music is a means of self-expression and in the words of Victor Hugo, it expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.

Motor Skills

Reading notes and playing an instrument helps to foster hand-eye coordination.

Character Development

Practice, performances, ensemble activities and examinations provide a context for cultivating perseverance, discipline, commitment, and self-confidence.

Developing Empathy

The study of arts provides us with an exposure to other cultures and experiences, and helps to develop tolerance and understanding.

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