Some studies suggest that music lessons provide children with important developmental benefits beyond simply the knowledge or skill of playing a musical instrument. Research suggests that musical lessons may enhance intelligence and academic achievement, build self-esteem and improve discipline. A recent Rockefeller Foundation Study found that American music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.
Skills learned through the discipline of music may transfer to study skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills useful in every part of a child’s studies at school.
Reports also suggest there is a relationship between music and the strengthening of maths, dance, reading, creative thinking and visual arts skills.
Playing an instrument also has incredible stress reduction benefits. There is practically no activity in the frontal cortex of a musician playing a piece from memory! It’s almost like meditating. Pieces of music that are slower than the human heartbeat (approx 78 BPM) will actually cause your heart-rate to drop. In short, almost nothing affects as many parts of the brain, as music. Einstein said “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I get most joy in life out of music”
Which ages can enrol?
In our Guitar Club we accept children from 4 to 7 years old.
Get in touch for more information on our timetable and prices.