Music Opens Doors to Life and Learning!
As technology invades more of our work, school and home lives, it's important to teach our children the importance of unplugging! Making music can reduce stress and build self-esteem, brainpower and relationships! Unlike video games, in which kids quickly master level after level and receive immediate gratification, learning to play a musical instrument can help them to develop patience and persistence, while helping to build brainpower.
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument is great fun, and according to this article from Psychology Today, music training is good for the brain. According to prominent Northwestern University brain researcher Nina Kraus, "music training leads to changes throughout the auditory system that prime musicians for listening challenges beyond music processing." Read article here
Music has long been shown to help brain development, and it may even improve behavior. Simply listening to music can brighten your mood! Read article here