Music: Aiding children through the formative years

Music lovers who’ve become parents may find it worthwhile to pass their passion and admiration for the arts to their children. Teaching music appreciation to their kids is a good way to form filial bonds. They would also be supporting their children during one of the most critical phases in a person’s life for building physical, mental, emotional foundations.

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Fostering creativity, it seems, is not the only benefit of encouraging a love for music in kids. Young people who take up music lessons also develop some skills that will undoubtedly help them take on other challenges that will come later on in their lives.

For instance, learning a musical instrument trains a young person to develop good concentration. Focusing on a specific task for long periods of time hones this ability. The same concentration that children put into their music lessons can help them with the rest of their schoolwork.

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Learning an instrument also teaches patience and perseverance. Mastery is never a simple feat, but with thoroughness and grit in practicing the basics day in and day out, young children will eventually understand that anything worth something in life will require their patience and hard work.

Those who realize the value of hard work will eventually be rewarded. Those who learned this piece of wisdom through love for music are also equipped with a wonderful form of self-expression. As a parent, isn’t that a wonderful thing to bestow upon a child?

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Mark Begelman owns Markee Music, a company that provides a great practice studio and extensive assistance and training to budding musical talent in South Florida. For more information, visit this Twitter page.