W hen people of all ages take music lessons, they learn much more than how to perform!
Music enhances the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces behind all other learning.
Music instruction provides a creative outlet, builds concentration skills, relieves stress, and is associated with greater academic achievement, social skills, and self-esteem. Whether you are an adult seeking a creative outlet for yourself, or a parent looking for a great opportunity for your child, At Home Music Lessons can benefit you.
Music is what life sounds like. ~Eric Olson
Don’t just take our word for it! There have been numerous studies demonstrating the benefits of music education.
Young children who received a year of musical training showed brain changes and superior memory compared with children who did not receive the instruction.
-Fujioka, Ross, Kakigi, Pantev, and Trainor. Brain, a Journal of Neurology. Oxford University Press. Sept. 2006
U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle- and high-school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.
-Catterall, Chapleau, and Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development,” 1999
A study examined the influence of music education on nonmusical abilities, the effects of music lessons on academic performance, and cognitive abilities. The study revealed that students who participated in music lessons showed statistically higher intelligence quotients.
– Schellenberg, G. Music Lessons Enhance IQ, Psychological Science, Vol. 15, NO. 8, 2004
There is a high relationship between interest in school music and high self-perception, high cognitive competence scores and general self-esteem.
– Costa-Giomi, E. “The McGill Piano Project,” 1998
Students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school, and that the arts create a supportive environment that promotes constructive acceptance of criticism and one in which it is safe to take risks.
-Barry, Taylor, and Walls. Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development. AEP. 2002