We know how fun and motivating music can be. That’s the reason we want to impart musical training to our kids. But, there are more fascinating facts on how learning music can work on young minds. Musical training helps your kids to do better in their academics too. . Yes, learning music helps a kid to get higher grades. Let’s explore how musical training can enhance kids’ overall personality.

Musical training improves academic skill

Music and spatial intelligence are intertwined. Musical training improves the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things. This in turn helps kids to visualize various elements that should go together; this critical thinking helps them in solving advanced mathematics problems. Recent studies show that students who learn music are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also achieve higher grades in high school

Music involves beta, rhythm and scales. Thus, learning music helps a child better understand the areas of Math like how to divide, create fractions and recognizing patterns.  Early musical training improves language and reasoning of a kid as it physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language. It improves their memory as they start reciting songs calling on their short-term memory and eventually their long-term memory when they get older.

Learning music cultivates Social skills

Since kids are exposed to group classes which encourage teamwork, they learn to interact and communicate with their peers.

Musical training improves discipline and patience.

Learning music teaches kids to persevere through hours of practice and also improves patience and makes them attentive. Students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.

Musical training boosts self-esteem.

Presenting yourself in public is an important skill whether you become a professional musician or not. Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks.

Learning Music exposes kids to discover various cultures

It’s important to familiarize children with other cultures at a young age because this fosters open-mindedness about worlds and traditions beyond the ones they know. Learning music provides children with an internal glimpse of other cultures and provides a bridge across cultural chasms that lead to respect other races at an early age.

In brief, musical training helps the children to better focus, better anxiety management and more emotional control.

By : Mrs Sudha Subramanian (Carnatic music Teacher)

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