1. Building Confidence
Music lesson do have a learning curve, and struggling through those first lessons can be a challenge unto itself. Unlike other instruments, drums don’t make melody. you cant sing along or hum the tune. Boredom can be another of the challenges for beginning students and can test the mettle of even the most patient. But finding the grit to continue and improve is not just a key to playing an instrument, it’s a key to one of the life’s cornerstones for success: confidence.
When a child manages to get something and then can repeat successful results their spirits lifted with confidence. The crinkled brow and frustration-induced tightened grip gives way to smiles, relaxation, and having fun. Study after study shows that children who participate in music and the arts boost their self-esteem and confidence by helping them not only appreciate praise and enjoy improvement but to accept the criticism and feedback necessary to make progress.
2. Bolster Brain Power
It is well-noted that Albert Einstein was not only a revolutionary physicist, but a master violinist who began playing at six and was performing Mozart’s sonatas before reaching high school. Scientists posit that his devotion to playing music afforded him connectivity between the two hemispheres of his brain – the source of creativity and logic – which allowed his brilliance to flourish.
Studies are continuously being published that document the benefits that music lessons have on the development our brain’s, including improving memory and literacy, blood flow, connectivity between different parts of the brain, and continued brain plasticity throughout life. Furthermore, the statistics draw a concrete line between learning to play music and scholastic achievement.
3. Boost Social Skills
Introducing music lessons can yield profound effects on their social development. Research has revealed improved social cohesion among classmates as well easier adjustment and positive attitudes. The effects were more pronounced in those lacking in social skills.
In groups, learning music fosters greater trust and cooperation; individually, music lessons can alleviate loneliness and tension by distracting from problems. Playing music acts as a mood regulator while at the same time fosters a sense of community and belonging.
4. Cultivate Patience and Discipline
Perhaps never before in history has a lack of patience and discipline been more conspicuous than in the age of smartphones, social media, and constant interconnectedness. Creating the desire for instant gratification. Fortunately, there is no shortcut to playing a musical instrument. It takes lots of time and effort to become competent. The process of learning an instrument itself teaches patience and discipline with or without us realizing it.
5. Encourage Creative Self-Expression
Perhaps an obvious benefit, the study of music helps us find our creativity, and allows us an avenue to express it outwardly. The direction creativity takes is limited only by the desire and devotion of the student. For those that will eventually aspire to pursue a path in arts and music, lessons are the essential first step in their journey.
Expressing oneself in a meaningful way can be difficult, not to mention participating in activities with others can sometimes be awkward. Besides the obvious benefit of learning that takes place with music, we can feel enabled to participate with others and express themselves in a more comfortable way..
6. Improve Memory
Learning music requires students to remember an impressive amount of information, whether it be a certain way to hold our sticks, how songs are constructed, or the timing and coordination required to play a full drum set. Music requires the brain to expand its capacity for memory of all kinds. In other words, memory grows to accommodate the music, and this expansion applies to other content and inputs we may be experiencing. The ability to learn music is of tremendous help in learning new languages and even math.