Music Increases Memorizing Capacity.
Music students showed evidence of greater memory training. This is an important quality for students to develop to enable higher academic achievement.
Music is Mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions which the students must do instantaneously whilst playing their instrument.
This enhances their mathematical ability.
Music is a Foreign Language.
Most of the musical terms that are used throughout a piece of music are either Italian, German or French. The musical notation itself is a highly developed form of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. It is believed to be the most complete and universal language.
Music is History.
Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creation. Students learn a variety of different types of music including folk songs and songs from various cultures and times.
Music is Physical Education.
Learning to play an instrument requires coordination of fingers, hands, arms, cheek and facial muscles in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragm, back, stomach and chest muscles leading to the development of a higher level of athletic fitness.
Other Benefits Include:
The fostering of self-expression, emotional intelligence and responsibility. The development of discipline, pride, concentration and social communication as well as the development of physical coordination and problem solving skills.
* Music lessons help develop reading and listening skills, and improve concentrationlevels. Studies have indicated that musical training provides positive stimulus to the parts of the brain involved in processing language and reasoning.
* Learning an instrument helps to enhance motor skills; reading notes and playing help tofoster hand-eye co-ordination.
* Group music lessons help in social development, by encouraging cohesiveness through group playing.