We often hear the debate about whether or not studying is essential for children, and while there are certainly those that take it as a given that children need to study in order to succeed, I think we can all agree that in many ways children do not necessarily get the same attention as we might wish them to. This article sets out to explore some of the benefits and pitfalls associated with studying in a way that benefits children’s future in the classroom, and also highlights how learning about a subject like music can benefit your child’s future.
Studies have shown that those who choose a more focused approach to their school education, tend to do better at school and achieve higher grades. This is due to the fact that children who choose to learn a few songs or words on the piano will often listen to more than one type of music, and it has been found that those children who learn about more than one type of music, also tend to learn more easily. This can be particularly useful for those children whose parents are unable to devote much time to their studies, who may want to start an academic career, and therefore find that their needs are being met in the form of a good musical education.
As well as helping your child to learn a particular skill, music can also benefit your child’s confidence and self esteem. This is particularly true for those children who find themselves in difficult circumstances at home, where there is not always time to spend in the lessons, or perhaps where other factors may interfere with a regular classroom routine. Music can help your child to gain self-esteem and boost their self-confidence. For example, in a time when many teachers are using music to encourage young people to learn a particular skill, this can be a real advantage to your child.
Music also has a very important role to play in fostering creativity. This can be particularly useful for children who are starting a new hobby, and will often find that a great deal of creative thinking comes from the use of music.
Music also tends to provide the perfect environment for problem solving. Many of the problems that children may face in the classroom may simply involve working out the best possible way to solve a particular problem that they may have. As well as encouraging creativity, music can provide an opportunity to talk about these issues with a group of friends, in the knowledge that your child will be able to get a wider understanding of what they have been discussing.
It is also worth remembering that music does not have to be the focus of a child’s development but can actually provide the basis for a much later success in life. Some parents believe that music can have a greater impact on children who are starting their own families, by providing them with a solid foundation that is built on a sound educational foundation, which they will continue to build upon.