- Learning music improves math skills. Multiple studies show that by learning beat, rhythm and scales, children develop their understanding of patterns and fractions.
- It improves reading and comprehension. Learning music is like learning a foreign language. You need to identify the note, how to play it, whether it’s long or short, loud or soft, etc.
- It creates awareness of culture and history. Different genres of music expose students to different parts of human history cultures. This is achieved by identifying the reasons a certain type of music came into existence.
- Learning music improves listening skills. In order to learn to play an instrument well, a child needs to listen to the teacher, understand instructions, listen for rhythm, speed and concentrate.
- It improves social skills. In a group setting, whether a band or orchestra, children need to perform together, interact with each other and depend on each other for success.
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