Children should learn to play a music...

Children should learn to play a musical instrument

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Since: Jun 11

Cambridge, UK

#1 Jun 21, 2011
Encouraging your child to learn a musical instrument has countless benefits; not only is it an extra hobby and an extra skill to put on their college application and Résumé when they're older, but studies have shown that children who play musical instruments are smarter than those who don't. Exposure to music develops certain parts of the brain and learning the skills necessary to play an instrument improves memory and general faculty development.

Learning to play an instrument also instils self-discipline. A person needs to be disciplined in order to master playing an instrument and have the organisational skills to put aside time every week or day to practice.

When we are stressed, we often partake recreational activities. Too many children these days resort to video games in order to relieve stress. However, children who can play a musical instrument have the oppertunity to do this. Even if stress is not an issue, music is an important means of self-expression.

When we master new skills, we get a feeling of satasfaction. Your child will feel this everytime they master a new piece of music. It can fuel motivation and a competative spirit, even if that is just beating their own target.

Most importantly, leanring a musical instrument is fun. Once your child gets the hang of it and can play pieces of music well, they can share this gift with their family, friends, school and so on.

Music is definitely something worth investing in for your child's future.

Oxford, OH

#2 Nov 10, 2011
thunder storm

Carlingford, Australia

#3 Apr 20, 2013
I think it is very importantly. Generally because, to learn a skill takes time and molding. whenever doing such a thing it will allow you no time to focus on the wrong thing or waste time. Also by learning an instrument alone that has a lot of applications in the world and can be a great advancement in life.

Carlingford, Australia

#4 Apr 20, 2013
to me music is very important to learn.i totally agree with thunder storm.

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