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June 4, 2015 - Musical Education

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Educate Your Child, With Manhattan Music School

We all know how important good education is – as the late Nelson Mandela noted, it is the most powerful weapon, which we can use to change the world.

Subjects such as English, math, and sciences are the backbone of every school’s curriculum. But a nationwide survey released last month shows – to our delight – that parents and teachers alike believe music education in public schools is vital. In fact, the majority of those who were surveyed stated that music should be a required class in middle school, and that students should have a chance to learn an instrument as early as elementary school.

The study in question, called “Striking a Chord, A Public’s Hopes and Beliefs for K-12 Music Education in the United States in 2015” also raised some very important points, one of which is that parents and teachers believe music is critical to a child’s social and emotional development. They are right, of course!

A multitude of benefits

Clearly, parents and teachers know the value of music education. The study has shown what we have always known, both through the scientific evidence and our own experience: children benefit from music lessons in many different ways:

  • Music training improves academic performance in reading, science, math, history, and foreign languages.
  • It helps build reasoning and cognitive abilities.
  • It boosts confidence and self-esteem, leading to better social skills.
  • It bolsters focus and concentration, which, in turn, build discipline and perseverance in setting and achieving goals.
  • Last but certainly not least, it improves motor skills, coordination, and agility by working all the major muscle groups.

And there is even more: youngsters will carry all these skills and abilities into adulthood, which proves the saying that good education is never wasted!

By the way, these benefits apply to all the instruments: the guitar, piano, flute, or whatever else your child wants to play.

Given all the great advantages of playing an instrument, it is a great pity that music education program in this country’s public schools is not adequately funded.

A child’s play

Many of our students are children and we see first-hand how much they enjoy learning to play an instrument. That’s because kids are naturally curious, enthusiastic, and open to new experiences.

Our teachers love working with children and they are really good at it. They are very patient and know how to keep a child interested and motivated. But that’s not all: the teacher will also ensure that your child learns only the correct techniques, which is an important part of the overall music training.

And we believe is “homeschooling:” lessons take place in your Manhattan, Brooklyn or Riverdale home or office, so your child can feel comfortable in his or her own environment.

Let’s hear it for education!

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