Music can change the world because it can change people. -Bono, U2 lead vocalist
Does your child show a natural affinity to music? Consider enrolling them in our music classes at Solid Rock Music and Dance at Al Barsha – not only will they enjoy themselves, but they will also socialize with other kids and benefit from the many other advantages of music.
- Boosts brain power and memory
Music stimulates parts of the brain related to math, reasoning and emotional development. Research has shown that participation in music at an early age helps improve a child’s learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development.
- Helps develop coordination and motor skills
Instruments like percussion require movement of the hands, arms and feet- perfect for high-energy kids! String and keyboard instruments like the violin and piano, require different actions from both hands simultaneously. Instruments thus help develop ambidexterity and enhance coordination and timing, which in turn prepare children for other hobbies like dance and sports.
- Supports phonemic awareness
Musical training develops the part of the left side of the brain involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. This brings more phonemic awareness, the ability to distinguish and manipulate individual sounds, improving children’s word reading, comprehension and spelling.
- Cultivates social skills
When learning a musical instrument, children develop a new skill by themselves, thus boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Getting involved in a musical group helps them learn essential life hacks like relating to others, leadership skills and teamwork.
- Teaches discipline
To improve in music, kids not only need to excel in our classes, but they also need to allot time to practice at home which requires discipline.
- Acts as a great stress buster
We notice this even as adults, and the same is true for children too. Instead of turning towards fast food, video games, television and aimless web surfing, there’s nothing like some great music or a good jam session to bust those blues away!
- Great form of expression and creativity
Author Hans Christian Andersen said that where words fail, music speaks. Once a child learns an instrument they automatically delve into song and music writing, making music another avenue for them to unleash their creativity and talent.
- Helps calm and focus the mind
Music has always been known to have a calming effect on the mind. Channeling children’s energy towards learning a new instrument is a great way to teach their distracted minds how to focus.
- Teaches patience
Kids today are used to getting things quick and easy. To achieve musical perfection, they need to slowly and steadily learn a new musical instrument with patience and understanding. When participating in a music group, each child learns to give the others a chance to shine until it is their turn to play.
- Empathy for other cultures
Learning about world music and how they employ instruments differently inculcates appreciation for other cultures and teaches children to be empathetic towards people of these cultures.
The instrument your child chooses should depend on a number of factors. To learn more, feel free to contact Solid Rock Music and Dance at Al Barsha and enable your child to explore the benefits of the musical world.
Solid Rock Music and Dance at Al Barsha offers dance classes suitable for all ages and dance enthusiasts. We offer dance classes for Salsa, Tango, Ballroom Dance, Hip Hop, Indian Classical and Bollywood Dance.