Playing an instrument can be just plain fun, but this isn't the only benefit that learning to play an instrument conveys. In fact, there are lifelong benefits to doing so, even years after you've stopped playing or if you start playing when you're an adult. So if you've always wanted to know how to play the guitar, for example, it may be worth going to your local guitar store to inquire about lessons and check out the price for an instrument.
Playing an instrument helps kids with language skills, as it helps them learn to distinguish between similar sounds. For older adults, it also helps lessen the risk of cognitive decline and memory loss. The brain actually grows during musical training, which involves both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain, according to an article on the National Geographic website. The longer the period of time you play a musical instrument for, the greater the overall brain benefits.
Improved Fine Motor Skills and Coordination
Playing an instrument requires people to be able to do multiple things at once, helping kids improve their fine motor control and coordination. You need to be able to read the notes on the paper in front of you and process that into the set of motions your body needs to make to get the required sounds at the right times. If the instrument is one that you play using your mouth and not just your hands, you also need to coordinate your breathing.
Helps With School Skills
Playing a musical instrument helps kids with all sorts of skills that are necessary for school. This includes reading and comprehension, math, organization and time management skills.
Improves Social Skills and Life Skills
Kids who learn an instrument often take group classes, such as band or orchestra, in school, which helps them to improve their social skills, helps them learn the importance of teamwork and teaches them responsibility and perseverance. It takes a lot of patience, time and effort to learn an instrument, and then you need to work together with others in order to create beautiful music together, with each person playing at the right time and the right volume. The instrument needs to be properly taken care of, and kids need to take the responsibility to attend the lessons, practice and show up at any performances.
Helps Kids Feel Better
Playing music is fun, helps relieve stress and encourages creativity. Kids feel good about themselves and feel a sense of accomplishment when they finally master a new musical skill or learn a new piece of music.Share
30 August 2015
Are you planning a party, gathering or celebration in which you will be inviting a mixed group of people? If so, one of the most difficult elements of the planning process is choosing the music that you will play during the event. Since people have such varying tastes in music, it can be hard to find a playlist for a mixed group without offending someone in the crowd. So, how do you do it? This blog will give you several ideas that can help you plan the music playlist using music that won't offend your guests but that will keep everyone entertained.