Music is a global language, but we don’t always pay attention to what it says and how it is received. We want to take an essential step toward unravelling the mystery of how music can elicit such a wide range of emotions. Music has the unique ability to both reinvigorate and calm us. Listening to music can be enjoyable, and may even be beneficial to your health. Music can provide pleasure and contentment, but it also has numerous psychological benefits. It has the ability to relax the mind, activate the body, and even help people cope with pain.
Having to learn to play a musical instrument is an enjoyable experience that helps children grow confidence in their abilities. Developing a child’s musical abilities also stimulates brain functions involved in language comprehension as well as mathematical and scientific concepts, which can lead to improved academic performance.
Parents play an important role in providing rich musical experiences for their children and supporting their children’s musical development. According to research, parenting practices found to have a positive effect on a child’s enjoyment of music, motivation to learn, and personal gratification with music lessons.
If you want to learn how to help your children’s musical progression, here are some helpful tips.
Create music a regular part of your family’s life
Allow children to listen to music, watch music/concert videos, participate in musical play, express themselves through music, and start practicing their instrument as much as possible. You can foster a musical culture at home by encouraging musical activities.
Recognize your child’s efforts
You can also show your support by praising your child’s time and effort of becoming a musician, after a particularly difficult lesson or rehearsal session. Remember that it is hard work, not talent, that counts.
Engage in your child’s lessons
If their parents are interested in what they are doing, their children will be more motivated to learn. Inquire with your child about what they learned that day, the pieces they’re working on, their feelings about how to learn music online, and what they plan to practice the following day. It’s also a good idea to establish a rapport with their music teacher so you can figure out what’s best for your child and how your child can enjoy their lessons more.
It’s always beneficial to learn how a piece of music was originally composed. Then, have some fun with this piece of music by adding more rhythm, or improvising on the melody. It’s incredible to see a student’s love of music come alive when they have the opportunity to understand it from so many different perspectives! Even more incredible is when they begin to hear things and identify classical music in our community on their own!
The more teachers enjoy and are excited about presenting music, the more students enjoy and are excited about experiencing music! Explore classical music with Pt. Binay Pathak to learn to appreciate beauty in all forms.