I’ve heard a million parents lament the fact that they didn’t get their children interested in music sooner.
There are also hundreds of adults out there that wish they had learned how to play an instrument when they were younger.
Studies actually support the idea that music stimulates certain brain connections and can actually help children grow smarter!
If the thought of your children’s development is music to your ears, you may want to share the joy of music with your kids–and it seems the sooner you do it, the better.
Exposure to music during the early years of childhood enhances the learning process by promoting language development, creativity, coordination, and social interaction, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The group says vocal and speech development can improve through singing; listening and concentration can improve with aural training, and the values of cooperation are reinforced by the sharing of instruments and encouragement of other students.
Music is an important part of the developmental process children go through. By introducing your children to music while they are still young, you will ultimately improve their lives and their appreciation of the world in many ways.
Music also provides an invaluable outlet for safe expression of feelings and emotions and can also serve as an important learning tool throughout your children’s lives!
Music helps educate in many ways, by developing children’s memory skills and nourishing their spirit. Music has even reportedly increased the intelligence of newborns, particularly building spatial reasoning.
Music also makes the world a happier place to live in.
To help their children develop a love for music-and for learning-many parents participate in classes facilitated by groups such as Zera Music Company. Zera Music Company, who offer in-home personal lessons in the DFW Metroplex, exist to increase students' understanding of the language of music through foundational resources and passionate instruction in a comfortable environment. “Our instructors are special, and their passion for seeing their students grow is unparalleled. Your child deserves the attention to detail that our instructors provide. Our intense interviews and training ensure that your family is receiving the best music education possible.”
The Role of Parents
An important key to a student’s success is parental involvement. The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers–regardless of musical ability–is essential to a child’s musical growth. Of all the programs available, Zera Music Company chooses learning materials and curriculum that are foundational to the success for each student, teach each of our students how to practice with practice guides, and reward our families for periodic achievements!
Atmosphere plays an important role as well. Zera Music Company works to create a playful, nonperformance-oriented environment that is best described as musically rich, yet immediately accessible to the student. “We believe all children are musical. They can all reach basic music competence with the right help.”
Children who are involved in activities such as band or other musical outlets are less likely to get involved in problematic behaviors and dangerous after school activities. Now, some children are a bit resistant to music at first, but you can easily find ways to encourage them to enjoy music in many different forms early in life. You need to simply adopt some creative ways to introduce music in your children’s life without forcing them to take on a task they aren’t interested in (Hint: don’t go buy a saxophone and tell them to practice or else).
Here’s how you can successfully and gently introduce music into your children’s life:
– Allow them the opportunity to select an instrument they are interested in. Even if that instrument is something you consider too large or incompatible for them. Be willing to let your children make their own decisions and encourage them when they do.
– Play a variety of different music in the home whenever your children are around. Turn on the radio and turn off the TV, and make a point to try and play something different every day.
– Teach your children how to sing songs. Children learn through music. You can use songs to teach numbers, the alphabet and even help develop basic memory skills.
– Help your children make up their own songs. This will encourage them to use their natural creativity and talent.
– Hum a tune with your child. Praise them when they try something a little different.
– Consider taking your children to age-appropriate concerts.
There are many concerts specifically designed with children in mind, chock full of songs and beats that will entertain and delight even the youngest of children.
You’ll enjoy learning as much as your children will, and you can even explore music together! Zera is proud to offer music and voice lessons not only to students but also to adults as well!
If you would like to find out how we can help bring music into your home, contact us today to find out how we can get you a free no strings voice or music lesson in your home, at your earliest convenience.