How does music help us and our families?
“I dropped my backpack by the door, ran upstairs and sat down at the piano. I wanted a snack, but first I had to play music. As my fingers connected with the keys, the music filled the air and my thoughts untangled. I thought about my math test and an upcoming research paper. I remembered the fight with my friend and how we resolved it in the hallway. My shoulders dropped. My eyes focused on the written music, my brain lit up, and I felt relaxed. I pivoted on the bench and said, “Mom? I need to tell you about my day!””
Music has a unique ability to connect with our souls, bring peace, and untangle the most stressful day. Musicians will all agree that something amazing happens when they are making music–it’s a little like magic.
Kids in school get better grades when they also study music. Music lights up the creative side of the brain and allows a creative outlet that brings calm and peace to crazy schedules and filled-up calendars.
Kids who meet with their instructor once a week find a powerful mentor relationship: teaching, encouraging, leading, guiding. Encouragement is the best motivator and our teachers pour it out liberally!
Kids who perform on stage feel a sense of accomplishment and pride that will follow them throughout life. They discover how to be nervous (and a little scared) and how to get on stage and perform anyway. The sense of accomplishment is off the charts and you’ll see their faces beam with pride as they exit the stage. This confidence carries into many areas of life. Students realize that nervousness can be conquered and the reward for “doing it anyway” is something to be championed!
Music is so much more than learning an instrument! It teaches a love for the arts, a connection to something extremely powerful, and a way to express thought and emotions. Music gives students confidence and a sense of accomplishment!
Parents, thank you for giving your child the gift of music! If you’re a musician, I hope you’re in lessons, too! There’s nothing better than sitting down to make music after a full, crazy day.
Music is powerful and amazing and we are so blessed to bring incredible teachers and off-the-charts students together.