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Music is important in the child development and growth for a myriad of affective, emotional, and intellectual reasons. So when we are making music, we are developing skills that, put into practice in other fields, facilitate, among other knowledge, the learning of mother's speech. Therefore, among other benefits, singing and making music helps the child's speech development.
However, it is one thing to be surrounded by music, sing, or play with toy instruments, and another to study music. Many parents consider enrolling their child in a music course. These questions and answers can help you find the solution.
Does studying music help children get better grades?
Parents often wonder if studying music helps our children achieve better academic results. The answer is yes. A study in England called Sing up, has been able to verify that the children, thanks to the daily singing in the classes, have more concentration, participate more in the classes and are more stimulated, more motivated. These data should make us reflect on the importance of music in education.
How much time will my child have to spend studying music?
It is more important to study well than to study hard, and perseverance will also help. It is much better to study a little every day or many days than much more during a single day. If we obtain a good study technique and study every day, it is very possible that we will achieve goals and our child will be motivated and on the path to success.
How can I find out if my child has musical talent?
We all have capacity and talent, each one different, all children have musical abilities and unlike adults, enormous and limitless creativity. His head is clear of prejudices and limitations. The fundamental thing is that our children are motivated. To know if your child has the ability and talent for music, there is only one way: testing, playing, investigating and observing.
How to choose the musical instrument that best suits my child?
The first instrument of each child must be the voice first, in all cases. Singing develops a series of faculties that will later be applied to the practice of any instrument. There is no better way to train your ear. Then we must take into account a few factors. First, the tastes of the child. If the child is attracted, he has a crush on an instrument, we must respect it. We just have to make sure that it is the correct decision, that you know the rest of the instruments and, if possible, that you have heard them live.
Then there is the price of the instruments, there are important variations in the price of the instruments, many times the instruments have high prices. Finally mobility, it is not the same to play the harp, or play the double bass, than to play the flute. If we choose a large instrument we must that the child will need our help on a constant basis. Lastly, the ability to make music together. If we play the flute, clarinet, or guitar, we will have many opportunities to play together. Other instruments such as the harp or the piano require more study time and often more solitary practice.
What are the benefits of music practice for children?
When we make music we practice concentration, effort, motivation, teamwork, listening, creativity, artistic sensitivity. Many of these things accompany us in the rest of life and make it much easier.
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