There have been a ton of articles written on the benefits of music, and of course we know that music is good for people of all ages. What exactly are the benefits?
...improve how we learn, remember, problem-solve, and pay attention.
...increase memory capacity through learning and memorizing pieces.
...helps time management & organizational skills in learning a piece, especially when preparing for recitals, festivals, and contests.
...teach responsibility by practicing, bringing music to lessons, and preparing for events.
...teach discipline and perseverance: how and when to practice, not quitting when it gets hard, working through challenges.
...improve mathematical ability (scientifically proven through multiple studies!)
...allow self-expression through making music.
...provide health benefits: reduces stress and anxiety, decreases pain, improve immune functioning, and aid memory.
...enhance coordination; reading music, hand-eye, using both hands and feet, and keeping a beat!
...relieve stress; students always leave lessons happy! Practice & lessons can be a great way to take a break from homework and be creative.
...teach etiquette by attending recitals and concerts.
...allow a student to build relationship with a teacher by working one on one.