The overwhelming answer is YES! Research done by Dr. Lutz Jancke, a neuropsychologist at the University of Zurich, stated: “Learning to play a musical instrument has definite benefits and can increase IQ by seven points…”. This is because the parts of the brain used while learning musical instruments are the parts that help train and retain information, such as remembering sounds, aural and memory skills. In addition, this brain-enhancing development that takes place when you enrol your child into a music school for children also improves daily behaviors, like alert levels, agility, emotional perception, and planning.
Learning to play an instrument not only strengthens musical and mental development in young children. It also allows them to become more self-disciplined and attentive. These qualities contribute to improved academic abilities, it makes your child smarter and accelerates your child’s development in many areas, such as sports and interpersonal interactions.
You will not be surprised to find that many famous and successful people, from film directors, politicians, to scientists, are musically trained! A few of such examples are prolific directors Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, both have learnt the clarinet from an early age. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of the United States of America, was trained to be a classical pianist! Louis Braille, inventor of Braille’s reading method for the blind, is an outstanding pipe organist despite his blindness. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, plays the piano and Albert Einstein plays the violin and piano, and thoroughly enjoys performing in public!
Now that you have learnt how music positively affects learning, it is time to experience the fun and engaging music lessons for children at Aureus Academy, Singapore’s leading music school! Book your free trial lesson, or call +65 3158 5811, and let our friendly programme specialists and highly educated music teachers show you why Aureus Academy is the number one music school for children.
Jacklyn is a Copywriter with Aureus Group, and making words flow to the sound of music is just about her thing! She hopes that her writing will be able to influence more people into experiencing the magic that music can bring. When Jacklyn is not crafting quirky and fun paragraphs or one-liners for work, she will be scrolling and swiping around for the next social media trend, singing for her neighbours from her living room, binging on Netflix or deep diving into the world of music and performing arts.