When I hear the word music, I think about all my favorite bands. Lifehouse, NIN, and Toby Keith. Basically I think about entertainment. Like myself, many used to think of music as a frivolous activity. Music was a waste of valuable time that should have been spent on reading, math, spelling and other relevant subjects. What good can singing twinkle twinkle little star be for children. It takes there minds off of where they should be if they wanted to maximize their potential. These thoughts lead to the stripping of music. Until many studies began discovering that music did make a difference in a child’s development. Music has since been interrogated back into schools. With the interrogation of music back into school comes an improvement in many areas of school.
Music improves a child’s creative ability, concentration, coordination, relaxation, patience, and self-confidence. A child’s creative ability is improved by making instruments out of household items. It is also improved by the making of music itself. As well as just listening to the beauty of a classical melody.
How music improves a child’s creative ability is almost to obvious to say. Writing good music is creative. Singing, whether done well or not is creative. Making an instrument out of household materials is creative. Making a beat is creative. Understanding music is creative. No matter how you look at it music in essence is creative. A creative object breeds more creativity.
Concentration is improved because if a child is learning a musical instrument then they are focusing on that activity. In developing their concentration in a subject that they enjoy, they are also helping themselves to be able to concentrate for longer periods of time on other courses.
Coordination is improved through actually playing an instrument. A child’s hand-eye coordination improves at an accelerated rate. Motor skills that are essential for children are...