Today's children are busier than ever before. Because of school, homework and extracurricular classes, they have too much activity that can lead them to stress, frustration and lack of sleep just to name some of the negative effects. But if there is something that they should not stop doing is cultivating their love for music. We shouldn´t expect them to become the next Mozart, but learning music will make it easier for them to learn math, cultivate patience and foster values â€‹â€‹as important as discipline and self-esteem. Read on to discover how to help them choose the right instrument and what are the particular benefits of each.
There are many benefits that music generates, regardless of which instrument is played and these include an improvement in school performance, the development of memory and motor skills, improvement of social skills and the development of a better spatial temporal perception.
If your children are doubting whether to learn how to play guitar, there are pros and cons in it. One of the pros is that guitars are economical and can be taken anywhere. However, before they can play it, they will have to learn how to tune it and that may take some time. In addition, to play the guitar you have to do very different things with each hand at the same time. Something that can frustrate some children if their expectations are not well managed.
Before children play a single note on the violin, they will first have to learn how to pick it up, how to tune it and where to put their feet. So studying the violin requires patience and discipline. In addition, children who play this instrument in a group, put into practice knowing how to wait their turn and listen to others carefully. The violin also introduces the child to basic physics since by tapping the strings they enter the world of harmony and vibrations.
Percussion helps the development of coordination and motor skills since they have to synchronize hands, arms and feet. This instrument provided them with a positive energy charge and helps them prepare them for other hobbies such as dancing and sports.
Its size is consistent with its versatility and possibilities: it is - surely - the instrument for beginners that can include more musical styles and the most suitable for learning musical language and harmony, since it is very easy to start interpreting basic musical compositions. Without a doubt, it is ideal for music students of any age (even for young children).
For those who play the piano, alternating with the keyboard is always a possibility; so do not forget to contemplate this option if you are looking for a more comfortable instrument to practice at home (it allows you to study with headphones without disturbing neighbors or family and has several voices, accompaniment styles, recording possibilities, etc.).
The most attractive option for young children and for those who want to improve their coordination skills. In the case of children, it is not advisable to start until their size allow them to access all parts of the drum set without placing themselves in forced or uncomfortable positions, but, once it starts, the fun is guaranteed!
The drum set is undoubtedly the loudest and the most inconvenient to pose to play at home. Therefore, a good option is electronic drum kits.
Which instrument is the most suitable?
The answer is very simple: the one that your child likes best. What we can offer is a list of questions you should ask before buying any instrument:
Is your child excited about the instrument?
Is that the kind the music he wants to listen to?
Does he like how it sounds?
Why does he like that instrument more than any other?
Listen carefully! Also, we encourage you to ask yourself some questions like: do you like the sound of that instrument to listen to it for hours and hours at home? Can you afford to buy or rent the instrument? What kind of classes can you offer him and how regularly? Does the school offer classes of that instrument?
Economic ways of studying music
Although the academic result increases markedly when schools integrate music classes in their curricula, economic aid has declined in recent years. Therefore, we propose:
Talk to the school first and then to other parents in the neighborhood or school. Perhaps you can form a group of four to six students and pay a teacher among all.
You should also visit the nearest town hall and ask. Some of them offer help so that families with economic problems can enroll their children in a public music school.
There are also dozens of virtual schools that offer virtual music and theory classes including a personalized tutor every month for less than a toy costs.
Did you know that learning music had so many benefits? What instrument is the one that your children like best?