Many people think that learning music is just a hobby and something that is listened to in order to relax. Though this is true, the benefits far outnumber these. Scientists have discovered that between 4-6 years children’s brains develop much faster if they listen to music.
As a result of music lessons, children get better memory with a higher reading and writing ability as well as a higher understanding of mathematics.
This simply means that musical training has an effect on how the brain gets wired for general functioning that is related to memory and attention.
Now that the holidays are here, children should try developing their brains through music. There are many ways of doing this but not without the help of your parents.
Children can join a Kid’s choir where they teach how to sing and read music. In this way learning together with other children will challenge you to improve your music skills faster.
Children can also learn how to make music by playing different musical instruments.
In Rwanda, drums are a common musical instrument. Learning to beat a drum is no different from learning how to sing. This is because you have to know the different keys and notes of the song.
The same is true for other instruments like the guitar, piano, violin and flute. So, children who learn music either by singing or playing an instrument will always have the benefit of a better memory.
This should actually be an encouragement to children with musical skills to pursue them alongside their studies.