Keeping Memories Alive
As our Children Learn The Joy of Making Music
As you take pleasure looking the photographic memories of your children benefiting from the joy of making music, also enjoy the ten reasons why everyone (especially our youth) should learn to play a musical instrument. Each page will list one or two of these reasons. ENJOY!
Reasons 3 & 4 why everyone should learn to play a musical instrument
- Improves Social Skills
- Experts agree that picking up an instrument can also help your child break out of their social shell too. “Socially, children who become involved in a musical group or ensemble learn important life skills, such as how to relate to others, how to work as a team and appreciate the rewards that come from working together, and the development of leadership skills and discipline,” says Marturet, who also oversees the MISO Young Artist program in South Florida.
- Teaches Patience
- We live in a world of instant gratification, but real life means that you have to have patience, whether you like it or not. When you are playing in a band or orchestra (and most musicians do), you have to be willing to wait your turn to play otherwise the sound is a mess. That inadvertently teaches patience. “You need to work together in a group to make music,” says Dotson-Westphalen.