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How Music Can Lead Your Child To Prosperity In A New World Economy

Updated on May 26, 2014

The recession lingers on. It seems as if life has changed forever. The quality of life that you grew up knowing seems to have vanished. The dream of going to college, getting a good job, and buying a home has become increasingly difficult to make a reality.

Since you’ve seen such rapid changes before your very eyes, what will the future be like? What kind of world will your child grow up in?

In today’s world, there are more people competing for less jobs and even lesser pay. Assuming this trend continues, how will your child become a part of this society and prosper?

Our political leaders have been trying to find solutions to this problem.

We’ve been told as to why the economy collapsed. The housing bubble busted. The banks failed. The deficit is out of control. And so on.

The truth is that the U.S. Economy has become part of a larger “ Global Economy,” where goods and services are made in the cheapest way possible from all over the world.

Even more, the global economy as a whole is in decline. The world has never seen a “global economy” before, and our leaders are trying to find a way to stop the decline, and return to a more prosperous life for you and your children.

The “Global Economy,” is fiercely competitive. It is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. There are increasingly more people out there in the world who are smarter, more hardworking, and more competitive than you are.

And since the global economy is here to stay, do you want to wait and see if the political leadership will find a solution? It may be too late, and your children will be stuck with a poor economy, a lack of opportunities, and hopelessness for the future.

Or, do you take the matter in your own hands, join the race, and fight for your child’s share of future prosperity? I believe there is a lot you can do to compete and win for you and your children. But first, you must understand what you’re dealing with here.

U.S Economy Facts

· Over 8 million job losses since 2008 in the U.S.

· Off shoring American jobs is not being recorded by the media or government, but is estimated in the millions since 2000.

· About a quarter of all adults, and 43% of all currently unemployed adults, say the recession will have a big impact on their ability to achieve their long-term career goals.

The point is that there is a direct connection between the U.S. and the global economy. More jobs are moving overseas and they’re not coming back. More employers are maintaining their companies with fewer employees.

Without new jobs, and good paying jobs, how will your children enjoy the American life that you remember?

The global economy is not going anywhere and you must adapt. There is only one way that your child can compete to get a larger share of prosperity in the new economy: Education.

In order for your children to compete against the rest of the world for economic prosperity, they must have the best education in the world.

Here are some facts about how the U.S. education system compares to other countries:

· U.S is ranked 25 out of 30 industrialized nations in Math.

· U.S. is ranked 21 out of 30 industrialized nations in Science.

· U.S. students are ranked 15 for Reading literacy worldwide.

How To Beat The System

Pretty bad. Now you must be asking yourself: “What can I do to improve the education system?”

There is not a lot you can do to change the education system, but there are things you can do to help improve your child’s educational development.

For instance, what if there was a way to help your child improve his ability to learn faster, retain more information, and spark a hunger for knowledge?

In this way, you would have a child who would understand concepts quickly and remember more of it. And then, he would actively seek even more information to learn on his own! You must be wondering how you can help your child do that.

I have the answer for you. In fact, I discovered the answer when I was 13 years old and didn’t realize it at the time! The best part about it is that if I could do it, I KNOW your child can.

The answer is to learn Music. Yes, I know that it may be difficult to see the connection between learning music and your child’s future in the new global economy. It seems like two worlds apart.

But I am going to prove to you that learning music and economic growth form a bridge to prosperity. I will in fact show you how your child can be prosperous in a new world.

2 Proven Studies

Below are just two studies that show exactly how powerful learning a musical instrument can be. You can read the rest in my Report on Music and the Economy. These studies are real "eye openers." The numbers at the end of each study are reference numbers that can be found in the report.

Kids, Start Practicing!

— A Harvard-based study has found that children who study a musical instrument for at least three years outperform children with no instrumental training—not only in tests of auditory discrimination and finger dexterity (skills honed by the study of a musical instrument), but also on tests measuring verbal ability and visual pattern completion (skills not normally associated with music). (8)

Music and Medical School?

— Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66 per cent of music majors who applied to med school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. For comparison, 44 per cent of biochemistry majors were admitted. Also, a study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. (9)

Your Child's Future

Parents: Get Involved!

Please download the full report on why your child should learn music. It’s part of my “Music and The Economy Series” literature. If you care about the future of your child in this ultra competitive world, then you need to read this report. I'm doing this because we need to build a community of like-minded people who believe in the cognitive benefits of musical training and who want to make a contribution to the next generation of young people.

You are going to need everything possible to give your child an advantage over the competition. It’s about their future and making their dreams become reality. You can download my Free Special Report by going to The Musiconomy website.


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    • TheMusiconomy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York City

      If it was a different instrument such as a violin for example, I would suggest that the two children have separate instruments. The reason is because there are various sizes of violins depending on the length of the child's arms and how fast they grow. It is probable that a child that starts playing violin at the age of 6 will change violin sizes 4 times or more.

      There is also the aspect of ownership and taking responsibility of their own instrument.

      But in your case, I think one piano is fine for them both to share. There is no reason to have two. Plus, that's a lot of real estate space!

      Something else to think about is designated practice times for each child. Each child should have at least 30 minutes of practice time alone without the other interfering. They can certainly help each other, but that should be for times outside of their 30-minute completely focused practice time alone.

      If they were to choose two different instruments down the road, make sure that they do not practice in the same room at the same time. It would be very distracting to each other's progress. But outside of their practice times, they could get together and play music, (although it might be a little noisy for you in the house!) :-)

    • leahlefler profile image

      Leah Lefler 

      7 years ago from Western New York

      I believe we will enroll him in piano. I have read that it is sometimes better to give each child their own instrument, but I like the piano because it teaches a child to read music from the treble and bass clefs. My younger son is also quite hard of hearing, so the piano may be easier for him to learn to play.

    • TheMusiconomy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York City

      Absolutely! And actually, the abstract thinking can be applied to his already high-level mathematics skills providing even more depth of understanding and application during his development. Einstein was the master of abstract thinking and he played the violin! Check this hub on the musical influences on Einstein and other great minds:

      Is your younger son going to take on the piano as well?

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      Leah Lefler 

      7 years ago from Western New York

      He's always been great with math, but this certainly helps wire the brain for abstract thinking. I plan on enrolling my younger son when he's old enough (kindergarten) - I love watching the kids develop!

    • TheMusiconomy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York City

      Isn't that amazing Leah? I'm excited for you that you have your son on the right track so early on in his development. Make sure he sticks with the piano lessons because the results you are seeing now are just a small taste of what is to come. His intelligence will develop at an even more expansive rate as the years pass.

    • leahlefler profile image

      Leah Lefler 

      7 years ago from Western New York

      I completely agree - our six year old son is currently taking piano lessons and his math skills and writing skills are head and shoulders above the rest of his class - he's in kindergarten and can read well and has a grasp of fractions, because of his ability to read notes (he has an intuitive grasp of the fact that a 1/4 note is 1 beat, a 1/2 note is 2 beats, and a whole note is 4 beats). Learning to read music and play an instrument is an important skill!


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