Monday, 26 August 2013

Music Lesson for Child Development

I'm thinking of introducing Sebastian to music classes for skill development and also hopefully to occupy him with a hobby that he will like. Previously he attended drum classes but it only lasted less than a year due to my work commitment during weekends. He had to stop his drum lessons which he enjoyed.

I'm thinking of introducing him to music lessons again and I asked him which instrument that he would like to learn. He told me that wanted to learn drum, guitar and violin. Hmmmm ... that's quite a handful right. Hahaha. I narrowed down and asked him to choose between drums and guitar and he chose guitar.

A question then pops into my mind. Is he too young to learn guitar? He's 6 this year and I'm wondering if its suitable for him to learn at his age. Will he has the hand dexterity to change chords and the concentration to learn. Previously during his drum lessons days, he showed limited concentration and at times could not last even past 1/2 hour.

So what would be the suitable age to learn any music instruments?

There are many benefits on music in our child development. The child would be able to improve on their creativity and taking up music skills will be useful for them throughout their lives.

The many benefits of music skills that helps child development are:

Improve coordination - since it requires hand-eye and even leg (for drums) coordination to handle an instrument. This will develop on their motor skills.

Enhance concentration - a child will be focus on an activity for a period of time will slowly develops concentration and helps them focus their attention on any other activities.

Help relaxation - music is for the soul. Music is the best therapy to help anyone to relax. By enjoying certain music, it will help one to relax.

Builds self-confidence - being able to accomplish a piece of song plus the encouragement from parents and teachers is a boost for the child's self-confidence. This will help the child to be more self-expressive and creative in their lives.

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