Well said, “It is with music that you never stop learning.” Just like including sports in education helps in physical growth of children, art helps them increase their creativity; music helps them grow from head to toe, their insights and imagination.
Schools must value music as a critical learning tool to help keep their students engaged in school. It will also help develop them as a well-rounded individual and additionally encourage skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.
Take a look at some extensive benefits of the music education in schools:
- A mastery of memorization: In a formal experiment done on students where they were asked to listen to music while studying, it was found that the level of dopamine (a feel good neurotransmitter) increased in them. Other researches also showed that dopamine promotes learning to approach rewards, and its deficiency promotes learning of punishments. The skill of memorization tends to serve students well in education.
- A sense of achievement: Music builds a sense of achievement in students. This is because when the students learn to play pieces of music on a new instrument, they feel proud of their achievement, even when they master the smallest piece.
- Increased coordination: Students practicing with musical instruments tends to improve their hand-eye coordination. This helps them learn to make coordination in all other aspects of life.
- Emotional development: MusicStudents can be more emotionally developed, with compassion towards other cultures. It also helps them build higher self-esteem and become better in coping with anxiety.
- Music builds intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in early childhood can help foster a positive attitude and curiosity towards learning in children.
- Musical instruments can teach discipline: Students who learn to play an instrument develops a tendency to learn a valuable lesson in discipline. Setting time aside to practice and rising to the challenge of learning with discipline is required to master playing their instrument. With this practice, they can become more disciplined in life.
- Benefits the brain:When a child plays a musical instrument, the key brain functions are developed, which not only enhances musical learning but also academic and social skills. It also strengthens connections between brain cells.
Music is the fabric of our society. Incorporating music into education can help in shaping abilities and character of students. Hence, musical education can greatly contribute to your child’s mental, physical, social and intellectual development as well.