- It improves academic skills. Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns.
- It develops physical skills. Certain instruments help children develop coordination and motor skills.
- It cultivates social skills. Group classes require peer interaction and communication, which encourage teamwork, as children must collaborate to create a crescendo or an accelerando.
- It refines discipline and patience. Private lessons and practicing at home require a very focused kind of attention for even 10 minutes at a time.
- It boosts self-esteem. Lessons offer a forum where children can learn to accept and give constructive criticism. Turning negative feedback into positive change helps build self-confidence.
- It introduces children to other cultures. By learning about and playing a variety of instruments, kids can discover how music plays a critical role in other cultures.
* according to www.parents.com