Does your child take to music like the proverbial duck to water, or does he / she find an excuse not to take lessons and practice in between – excuses like “the dog ate my flute,” or “a big bird flew in through my window at night and stole my guitar?”
Well, kids will be kids and very often they don’t know what’s good for them. But parents do, and that is why you’ll be interested in these new findings.A multitude of benefits
This is not the first (and probably not the last) time we are sharing with you scientific discoveries about the benefits of music. A while ago we wrote about studies demonstrating how music training can boost your children’s academic and social skills, and help them develop emotional strength to deal with whatever curveballs life may throw at them.
We also noted how playing an instrument makes you (and the kids) physically fitter.
You’d think these are sufficient arguments in favor of music education and nothing further needs to be said. But wait – there is more good news.Long-lasting benefits
Recent research published in scientific journal PLOS One shows that children who had regular private music lessons for at least two years showed boosted activity in the areas of the brain associated with executive functions that enable people to process and retain information, solve problems, and regulate behavior.
Not only that, but the study also indicated that the increased brain function lasts throughout the rest of their lives, which means that effects of early music training endure beyond childhood. And it doesn’t matter which instrument is involved – they are all good!
To us, these findings are not surprising – we have been giving private music lessons in New York City for a long time and have seen the impact this training has had on lives of people of all ages.
Of course, not all music lessons are created equal, and not all instructors have the experience or technical ability to be a positive influence on their students.Benefit from us!
We don’t mean to toot our own trumpet (or maybe we do!) but we believe that our Hey Joe Guitar music teachers are the best in NYC. And don’t take just our word for it – we have (no pun intended) scores of happy customers who (another pun!)
Because they have excellent training, lots of teaching experience, plenty of patience, and a pleasant personality to boot, our teachers – whom we vet very carefully – are well equipped to make sure your child has the highest quality of music training, adapted specifically to his / her age and level.
They will come to your Manhattan, Brooklyn or Riverdale home or office and make sure that the lessons your son or daughter receives are not only professional, but also fun and enjoyable, so the child stays motivated and enthusiastic about music for years to come.