When we hear about music and other art programs in our school curriculum, most of us are guilty of putting it aside. For example, the focus is then put on the basic or standard studies in schools such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Little do a lot of us know that the importance of including music in that list is as crucial as the others.
You must be thinking,why do we need music in our schools? Well, because music is everything for children. Like a physical activity and sports, music is also a compulsory activity for a child. It develops team skills in children and improves the skill of
Why is Music Important?
Did you know that music making is part of what makes humans human? Musical instruments are amongst the oldest man-made objects ever found. Like any other country guitar, piano, Tabla, Dholak and harmonium etc. are very popular musical instruments in India. Whether it is a birthday party, anniversary, wedding, popular festival or an annual function of a school or a company, without music there could be no imagination.
It develops physical skills.
Certain instruments, such as percussion, guitar, piano help children develop coordination and motor skills; as they require movement of the hands, arms, and feet. This type of musical instrument should be played by high-energy kids.
It cultivates social skills.
Group classes require peer interaction and communication. With music classes a child learns the teamwork, and collaboration to do things. It's important for children to know and understand their individual part in a larger ensemble.
Develops thinking Skills
Music is a powerful tool that improves skill and thinking power in a human body. This is the reason, why many parents co-operates and helps children to learn music in form of songs and playing musical instruments. Parents send their children to music classes and motivate to become master in music along with studies. Exploring musical instruments also helps children learn how different instruments work and the sounds they create.
Improved Test Scores
Various studies showed that the test scores by the children who got music lessons were outstanding, as compared to who hadn’t taken any music lessons. There is the concentration that music training requires to the focus needed to perform well on a standardized test.
Aside from test score results, there are many positive effects that a quality music education can have on a young child’s success. If you have an environment where there are a lot of people doing creative, smart, great things, joyful things, even people who aren’t doing that have a tendency to go up and do better.