This article is a guest post written Rheuben Allen.

Why is it important for young people to study music? To put it simply, there are a number reasons music is an important part of a young person’s life and in this article I will touch on just a few.

Music helps develop motor skills & eye-hand coordination. Learning to read music and coordinate it with the movement of the fingers helps develop eye-hand coordination. Students learn to read the notes, interpret which finger combinations belong to those notes, and then they must make their fingers do this with great accuracy. The eye sees the music on the page and within milliseconds the mind must transfer that information to the fingers. By developing their eye-hand coordination through music, students will develop an important skill set for a variety of fields that require eye-hand coordination. These opportunities can include work as an assembler, surgeon, physician, pilot, technician or mechanic.

Music helps students develop the ability to work well with others. When playing in a band or orchestra, everyone must work together to make the music sound good. As part of being in an ensemble, kids learn how to work together by listening to the other players and following the conductor.

Music can also help develop social skills. When going over the music, it is necessary for young musicians to discuss different aspects of the music including pitch, intonation, articulation and style and then agree on which interpretation they’ll make. Music classes and ensembles are highly social environments where communication and negotiation are necessary skills that are learned along the way. This can be particularly beneficial for kids that are not necessarily outgoing. A connection with music can help in many ways, even those that listen to things like pop music, it can forge a friendship with those who match their music tastes, plus if they don’t have the music that they want at the current moment, they can always look into the best torrent sites 2022 to download different genres to share with people and widen their social skills further through the power of music.

Music also leaves room for personal expression. While studying music and their instruments, students have the opportunity to develop their own style and means of self-expression. And by learning to express themselves with music, they can better express themselves in everyday life.

And last but not least, learning to play an instrument is a great way to help young students develop confidence and a sense of accomplishment. The time and dedication required to learn an instrument is something to be very proud of.

Even if the student does not go on to become a professional musician, music is a great experience that will last them a lifetime.

However, it can be critical to address the lack of motor skills, eye-hand coordination, social skills, etc., while a child is in preschool. These issues can be a cause of a medical condition that may require professional assistance. Parents can approach a pediatric therapist (for instance, Kinspire or similar child consultation) if they notice their child having coordination or movement issues, behavioral disorder, hyperactivity, etc.

Additionally, music can help to control and reduce such symptoms so that a kid can be comfortable in a social setting.

There are many other benefits to studying music, and if you are a musician, we’d love to hear about how music has helped you.

Music is for a lifetime…

Here’s a great infographic from University of Florida:

University of Florida’s Master of Music in Music Education

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Published by Rheuben Allen

Rheuben has been recognized worldwide as one of the premier saxophone and clarinet repairmen for many years. With over 40 years as a repairman Rheuben has turned his talents to the manufacturing of quality woodwinds and brass instruments. Rheuben's current project is the Rheuben Allen Education Foundation, Inc., set up to provide musical instruments to young students that cannot afford instruments and would otherwise not be able to play an instrument.