Group Music Lessons in Katy TX
Between martial arts and ballet, and scouts to swim lessons, your child’s schedule is most likely filled with lots of fun activities. Consequently, you may be unsure about adding music classes to their list. However, please take note of a saying by one of Greek’s most popular philosophers…Plato. He is given credit for having stated “Before anything else, a child should be taught music.” Yes, there are many benefits that come with signing up your child for piano, guitar or violin group lessons. Lets explore some of these below…
Success in developing intelligence:
A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills, the skills necessary for learning math and science. – Shaw, Rauscher, Levine, Wright, Dennis and Newcomb, “Music training causes long-term enhancement of preschool children’s spatial-temporal reasoning,” Neurological Research, Vol. 19, February 1997
Success in developing physical skills:
Certain instruments help children develop coordination and motor skills; they require movement of the hands, arms, and feet. Instruments not only help develop ambidexterity, but they can also encourage children to become comfortable in naturally uncomfortable positions. Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing can prepare children for other hobbies, like dance and sports.
Success in teaching social skills, discipline and patience:
Group classes require peer interaction and communication, which encourage teamwork. Learning an instrument teaches children about delayed gratification. Playing an instrument teaches kids to persevere through hours, months, and sometimes years of practice before they reach specific goals. Group lessons, in which students learn to play the same instruments in an ensemble, also improve patience, as children must wait their turn to play individually. And in waiting for their turns and listening to their classmates play, kids learn to show their peers respect, to sit still and be quiet for designated periods of time, and to be attentive.
Success in school:
Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. 44% of biochemistry majors were admitted. – As reported in “The Case for Music in the Schools,” Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994
Success in society:
Secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs). – Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report. Reported in Houston Chronicle, January 1998
Success in life:
“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.” – Bill Clinton, former President, United States of America
Simply put, if your child is intimidated by the idea of private lessons, if they prefer having other children around while they learn, if you have budgetary concerns, etc., group lessons are truly a viable alternative to help your child experience the many benefits of an education in music. Enroll your child today!
(Maximum of 4 students per class…minimum of 3 needed to start the class)
(Maximum of 6 students…minimum of 3 students needed to start the class)
(Maximum of 4 students…minimum of 3 students needed to start the class)