1. Health: it improves the strength and coronation in the hands, arms, and shoulders. It reduces the blood pressure and lowers stress levels. Improves posture, sitting up tall or standing with a straight back as part of the positioning when learning, becomes a natural state in everyday life. The controls used when playing wind instruments help strengthen breathing. They learn to hold and very the strength and speed of their breath.
2. Education: Music Improves reading skills by improving concentration. Having to sit and listen to the teacher and other students encourages patience and manners. Reading music helps with eye movements and tracking skills. It also improves math skills, rhythm and time must be learnt. The body is also taught to do more than one thing at one time. The consequences of your actions are easily viewed: if you fiddle or talk your place will be lost and you will throw yourself and others off; then you will have to start again. Music encourages both sides of the brain to be used because the hands and eyes are made to cross over the centre line of the body.
3. Self Worth: Now this is probably one of the most important things a child can achieve. Being part of a group, the sense of achieving is priceless. The pride of getting it right. Growth of self confidence to give something a go will spread into other areas in their academic and personal lives. Being in the band inspires team spirit. Friendships made through music lessons and band practices have a strong emotional base increase the feelings of belonging. These foundation skills will stay with the child for the rest of their lives.
4. Experience: The child is opened up to new experiences that might not have been available to them. Theatre performances, music festival, and jazz clubs just to mention a few. Every new experience gives the chance to widen their views of the world and its people allowing them to make decisions about how they intend to live as they grow. It opens them up to new cultural ideas and beliefs. It helps them develop their likes and dislikes and preferences.
5. Responsibility: taking care for the instrument builds respect and value. Getting to lessons and making time to practice show respect to both the band teacher and self.
6. Creativity: It's the perfect release for creative skills; it lets the brain run free with creative juices. The child has total control over the instrument they can make it squeak or roar. It can be slow or fast, the child has control over his body and can see the results of his actions and intent without much effort. When their skills improve the mood of the child can be determined by the music being played
7. Love: to Install a life time love of music. Something they will enjoy from birth to the grave. That will change and grow are they do, something to express the stages of life or state of mind what more could a parent give to their precious young ones.BACK TO TOP