How Does Music Education Benefit Your Child?

Courtesy of School of Rock

Did you know that Music Education has many benefits to your child besides the gift and satisfaction of being able to play and instrument? Studies have shown a very positive impact in a number of areas:

1. Playing a Musical Instrument Can make them Smarter! Musical training helps develop language and reasoning. Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning.
Studies have been conducted on the effects of music on the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don't.

2. It Relieves STRESS! In today's rigorous, competitive academic environment, kids are stressed more than ever to achieve. Music can Relieve Stress by calming the mind.

3. Discipline- Music requires discipline and this is carried over into other areas of a child's life, from doing better in school, to organizing their lives.

4. It's FUN! Let's face it Music is FUN and a great way for kids to Express Themselves!

5. It Gives children a Sense of Achievement - it doesn't take long, even for a beginner to start seeing results of their practice. Children get a great sense of achievement from learning to play even a simple piece of music. Self Esteem is so important in childhood development and a sense of achievement in playing an instrument can contribute greatly to a child's sense of self esteem.

6. It can be a Team Sport! Oftentimes children who are learning to play an instrument will have an opportunity to play with others. Whether in a Rock Band, Jazz Band, Jr. Symphony or simply Jamming with other kids, they have the opportunity to work together with other kids to achieve something special, develop creativity and collaborate. Also Students in band or orchestra are less likely to abuse substances over their lifetime.

7. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.

8. Increased Memorization Skills - Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.

9. Want Better SAT Scores? Students who have experience with music performance or appreciation score higher on the SAT.

So consider enriching your child's life with the gift of a music education. There are many options to choose from. Check with your child's school for programs that are offered or look for private instruction. Most importantly, get your children excited about the possibilities of playing an instrument, reading music, a language unto itself and performing if that is where their passion lies. Music is good for the soul!


Learn how School of Rock music lessons, camps and worshops can benefit your child. Our results-driven programs combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices, making School of Rock the ultimate music school. From toddlers to adults, our programs are for all skill levels, ages and musical aspirations. Locations around the bay including 1313 Gilman Street, Berkeley 510-956-ROCK (7625)


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