Music plays a more important role in the life of a child than most people ever could imagine. From the very earliest age, infants have the ability to recognize the melody of a song, even though they can’t comprehend specific words. Many parents will observe their infants trying to move with the beat of song or even mimicking the words with their lips.
As kids grow older, music becomes a part of their social interaction. Toy drums, pianos and a variety of musical instruments may be encountered in preschools, or even in their own bedroom (via Santa Claus). Siblings and preschoolers love to make loud noises with each other on these instruments; and to the dismay of their parents, have a blast doing so. But what most people don’t realize is that these kids are learning some very important skills.
Parents sometimes wonder when is the appropriate age to seek music lessons for their children. All kids are different, but the experts agree, “The earlier the better.” While attention span and personal interest are key factors in the learning process, early exposure to structured music lessons will teach kids valuable skills, such as: Focus, reasoning skills, teamwork, eye-hand coordination, language development, reading skills, spatial intelligence, problem solving, self-expression, memorization, and auditory skills. All these lead to higher test scores and grades in school, while building self-confidence and creativity.
Our music school, Arpeggio Music Academy, offers piano lessons for kids and so much more. We would love for you to give us a call or to send us an email. We’re conveniently located in North San Antonio on the service road of 1604. Please feel free to stop by and see our studio. We would love for you to become part of the Arpeggio Music family.