There are a lot of hidden benefits from music lessons that most don’t see at first. Enrolling and taking lessons at Plymouth School of Music give students a great way to better their lives by building important life skills. At first, most think that taking music lessons at Plymouth School of Music is only about learning to play and sing and while that is true; there are more benefits. Music lessons enhance life in 5 distinct ways.
1. Music Lessons build good habits through daily practice
There are no shortcuts in music. Even a prodigy has to learn how to play a new piece of music and practice a lot. Playing music requires focus. Unlike so many other modern things, there's no such thing as multi-tasking while practicing music. The coordination between a student's brain, fingers and breathing builds up strong concentration skills. In today's world, the ability to concentrate is something that everyone could use more of, right?
2. Students gain confidence through success
Trying to learn a new skill all alone is extremely difficult. With the music teacher’s here at Plymouth School of Music, a student can make very rapid progress because they're getting valuable feedback that they couldn't get any other way. For example Over the past few years I have had quite a few parents and students tell me that they have been learning on their own on Youtube. While this is certainly OK to do, it definitely cannot take the place of one on one instruction through lessons. What’s more When one of our students performs at one of our recitals, they feel incredibly proud after playing in front of an audience when everyone applauds them. Then they know in their hearts that they can succeed in other areas of their lives too if they put in the right efforts.
3. Learning to play music or sing can help relieve stress and serve as emotional therapy over time.
Once students start playing, they have the opportunity to practice their favorite songs on their own. Music gives them an outlet to express feelings that they suppress inside without realizing it. The cathartic experience of playing a great song can help them release that emotion and give them a freedom of expression if they want to start writing their own music eventually. Music helps them channel whatever they're feeling into a positive force of inspiration that they can use while playing music. It can help students express themselves better after suffering some kind of trauma because it helps relieve depression and anxiety, according to sources cited by Suzanne Hanser in the music-therapy department at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Also exciting, on the website LiveScience they report that "playing music definitely relieves stress ... [which] can have a positive effect on your mental and physical health."
4.. Learning to play music can help students find a new, supportive community.
Everyone needs a community to help them face life's challenges. You’ve heard the saying that there is strength in numbers. Especially if a student is shy, attending a music school can help them bond with the others that they practice with. When younger students learn how to make friends more easily this way and feel that others accept them, then it's easier for them to develop relationship skills and build emotional intelligence. At Plymouth School of Music, everyone is welcome to join us and become a part of our musical family.
5. Learning music makes students smarter because it actually makes the brain healthier.
Playing music builds memory and fine motor skills and stimulates multiple parts of the brain to work together much more efficiently.The website JoyTunes published a great list of statistics proving that learning how to play music does make you smarter. They published how " ... learning to play an instrument can increase your spatial coordination by as much as 30 percent." Plus, people who become musicians have enhanced auditory attention so that they hear better and can remember what they've heard more easily too.
Have you considered learning to play an instrument? Plymouth School of Music offers lessons on the piano, guitar, voice and uke we have a great group of instructors that make learning fun!
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