Four Reasons to Teach Your Children the Appreciation for Music
Music is a universal language, and music makes you smart. Regardless of where you are from, we all love music and can bond over melodies and words. That has to mean something, right?
This is why music is a large part of my household. I try to teach my children an appreciation for music and playing the instruments of their choice. Continue reading to learn more.
Listening to Music Makes You Happy
There isn’t any question that the right songs can make you extremely happy. After a long day, I like to pump up the jam. My kids also have their headphones and listen to their mom-approved tunes.
It helps that the music is clear, so I make sure they have the best headphone cable to ensure that. Then, they can appreciate all the nuances of the melodies, notes and instruments.
Even contemporary music offers varying melodies that are quite uplifting when you need a little pick me up. Plus, studies have shown that your brain releases dopamine when you listen to music you like.
That’s probably the reason why you can’t help bobbing your head, tapping your feet and singing along to your favorite tunes.
Music Helps with Academic Skills
If you want your children to get better at math, then enroll them in music lessons. Understanding beats, rhythm and scales help to improve the recognition of patterns in addition to learning how to create fractions and divide.
Music helps to wire their brains to open up to math skills. Reciting songs also enhances both short-term and long-term memory. Yet, there’s still more.
Learning to play an instrument teaches basic physics such as understanding sympathetic and harmonic vibrations.
Music Improves Your Health
Music is healing. It helps to lower the levels of cortisol–the stress hormone–in your body. Since many of our illnesses are the result of stress, listening to music can make a huge difference.
Furthermore, if you took part such as singing along or playing an instrument, you can boost your immune system even further.
If you’re having a bad day, just play your favorite music and sing along. Given the cost of medications and some of the side effects, listening to music is one of the most affordable preventative options.
When your children learn to play an instrument, they start to develop confidence that they have a skill. Then, when they play in a concert, they learn how to conduct themselves in public.
They also learn that being in front of crowds isn’t as difficult as it seems. These learning experiences can transfer to public speaking and social interactions.
If you can play an instrument in front of a crowd, then you can certainly speak with and interact with people on an individual basis. If your child advances enough, they can play an instrument well enough to where they stand out.
Music really is a power house in terms of making you happy, reducing stress, building confidence and improving social skills. Now is the time to teach your children to love and appreciate music.