How has studying music or learning to play a musical instrument benefited your children?
Are you serious? I could write a hub on this topic! My husband is a trumpet player who says he had his midlife crisis at the age of 17 when he realized at the NC School of the Arts that the lack of private instruction as a child had caused him to learn a particular bad habit that could not be relearned, and that he was not going to be the world class talent he aspired to become. I have four children. Two have shown little interest (to date) in learning an instrument, but for the other two ... one is a self taught guitarist who writes his own music and who has worked through more than one rough time in his life with this tool of self expression. It means EVERYTHING to him. My only daughter plays six instruments to date ... the clarinet, flute, guitar, ukulele, piano, and French horn with the last three being her favorites. She has played with the NC Symphony, her daddy, and last week composed her very first composition, a lullaby.
I longed for, but was not blessed with, music lessons as a child. Giving your children the opportunity to express themselves with music (when the young so relate to music ANYWAY) is, in my opinion, as important as teaching them to read and write.
PS After reading your profile, I added you to my Google+ writer's circle!
Somehow, we are hanging on to music as an elective in our schools in Brevard County, Florida. Our boys play multiple instruments and are both in the county jazz band. They appreciate all kinds of music. They are too busy to hang around with kids who don't have anything to do.
There is one drawback. There are dents everywhere from drumsticks.
It culturally significant. When I have children one day, I'll surely advice them to start playing some musical instrument.
I don't have kids but I studied music when I was a child and it saved me. Had very low self-esteem and it gave me a voice when I otherwise didn't have one. x
I feel alot more confident that for the last two years my daughter has learnt to read music ,because she is that much more in front going into highschool knowing that she can do it . Playing the trumpet was good for her she knows that she can try any instrument with no worries.
I actually wrote a hub about what studying music did for me as a child. It's called "How Music Turned Me Into An A+ Student." It's very important that music study be a part of a child's education.
http://themusiconomy.hubpages.com/hub/H … -A-Student
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