Why Music Class for Kids is Better Than Kids Music Lessons
Each child expresses and interacts with music in their own unique way.
Some children analyze it, some sing it out, some listen by themselves in their room with headphones on, some move their bodies freely like tall grass in the wind, others tap their feet and absorb rhythm in their soul, some create music like a pop star, and some enjoy reading music as they play their favorite musical instrument.
And when it comes to musical instruments…
There are DOZENS to choose from that are available to children. Guitar, piano, violin, flute, trombone, drums, and so on! They may be played differently, but all of them are built on the same music fundamentals they will learn in a well rounded music class for kids.
By allowing your children to become a part of a music class, you are helping them learn better, choose an instrument they like to play, discover and live their passion, determine the musical expression in their soul, and become a lifelong learner.
Music classes for kids make all of these - and more - possible!
Music Class Helps Children Learn Better
You enter one of these music classes for children, and you see everyone enjoying beating, strumming, thumping, fiddling…
But more than the enjoyment and pleasure that music classes offer, there’s something transformative going on in every learner.
In fact, you’ve heard of the Mozart Effect, or a theory that emerged in the 1950s stating how improved academic performance results from listening to and being constantly exposed to Mozart’s music.
It has been a controversial topic, but with a strong support on that theory backed by evidences, it appears that getting young kids into music and enrolling them in toddler music classes are helping children learn.
In McMaster University, a group of Canadian researchers made a comparison between the IQ of two groups of kids between 4 and 6 years old - one group had zero musical instruction and the other group of children took the Suzuki music lessons. These researchers have discovered that children who were in music classes had better cognitive abilities, IQ, literacy, and math skills than those who never learned music.
Formal music classes require certain qualities in every student - discipline, determination, and focus. These are the same elements that learners need to do well in academics.
In music, beat and rhythm are important. And when children maintain that steady beat in their head, they can become fluent readers. Then, there’s the poetic language, plurals, tenses, and vocabulary enrichment involved in the songs kids learn in a music class.
So you think they’re just singing or messing around with a musical instrument, but something BIG is actually happening in your child’s brain as they engage in these meaningful activities.
A Music Class Exposes Your Child to ALL Available Musical Expressions
What instrument will your child naturally gravitate to in her life?
As parents, we have inclinations of what our children will do and become when they grow up, but we ultimately do not know 100% who they will become.
Our job is to simply provide them with as many opportunities that we can to introduce them to different options possible while they are under our direction.
Our music class and program come alongside that goal. During their time with us, your child will be introduced and become pretty proficient at piano, singing, percussion, wind and stringed instruments.
Children will learn what music category they naturally gravitate towards before a 5th grade band teacher determines that for them.
It all starts with playing the keyboards, and then we take what they learn from reading bass and treble cleff notes, scales, rhythm, and chords on the keyboard and apply that to the other instrument categories.
I received a video from one of my students parents in our masters program of their child doing a musical round robin game from a keyboard, to a guitar, to a drum set, to a saxophone!
He left out singing and that is okay, because it is not what is in him to do!
The music class at the Children’s Music Academy Program lays a foundation in all music instrument categories, so your kids can know what is available to them!
It’s hard to pick a favorite CMA foundation, but I think my favorite is what is coming tomorrow.
And I’m sure it’s the best gift you can gift to your kids - the gift of developing skills in so many areas that music can make possible. All of these positively impacting their future!
Music Class Gives Children The Opportunity To Discover Their Passion
Which type of musical genius is your child carrying?
This one is tough to convey, but it is such a differentiator and SO important for kids!
And music classes are helping your children find their passion in a fun and meaningful way.
In music there are two overarching musical categories that you, your child, or I will organically gravitate towards.
One that plays with precision the music that is put in front of them and one that writes the music to perform or be performed by other people.
Which one is better or more skilled?
Both require extreme musical knowledge and abilities. But both are VERY different skills and implementations.
Think of the difference between a violinist in an orchestra and a songwriter like Freddie Mercury.
A violinist is blending in and supporting the orchestra by reading and playing 16th notes, whole notes, and more to round out the entire piece.
Freddie Mercury is given a bass track or strummed a guitar riff. He forms inside of words and melodies to sing over the provided riff.
Both are incredibly refined in their skill, both are elite masters at their trade, but most of the time one person does not excel at both.
Put Freddie Mercury in a choir and he would be stifled, put the 1st chair violinist in a bluegrass ad libbing contest and he would be looking for the music.
Which music art form will your child flourish in?
How does music work in helping students find their passion?
We teach music theory elements that most musicians do not learn until they get into college. We also teach how to write songs, melodies, and create compositions.
All before your child turns EIGHT!
A recent google review from a music professional that has three kids in our program said this.
“Music has two sides. Classical- sheet music reading/theory stuff and Creative- ad lib, songwriting stuff CMA is correctly in the middle of these two very different musical worlds”
Will your child be a music theory conqueror or a compelling creative composer?
Passion for kids vary from one child to another - and our music classes can help them discover their heart’s greatest desires!
Music Class Helps Your Child be a Lifelong Learner
Raising lifelong learners is another benefit that a music class offers.
It’s not just all about learning for today, but being constantly pursuing personal growth and development.
Music is creating lifelong learners who are accumulating success in things they do and engage in.
The focus, creativity, discipline, and commitment children have acquired in a music are instrumental in sustaining the momentum to learn even outside of the classroom.
In a music class, kids may find themselves curious to try other instruments whether they’re already very skilled at one and want to branch out.
They carry on this curiosity and desire to continue learning as they grow up.
Lifetime learners are just what the society needs.
People who are always in search of answers to problems and making things better in their lives and the lives of others.
Becoming a lifelong learner does not mean just focusing on academics.
It could also mean developing more skills to add to the existing ones.
Maybe they want to be more fluent in another language, master programming, web development, become more proficient in sales and marketing, turn into an effective copywriter…
These paths may be far from what they have studied in High School or college, but they just want to keep improving themselves and become good at a number of things.
A lifelong experience that is music’s gift to every learner.
Music Class Grows Healthy Competition for Kids
Competition between kids?!
I got a chance to be with one of our CMA graduates from a few years back this weekend.
I asked her what were three of her favorite things about going through the CMA program.
I was surprised that the competition was one of her top three!
When I asked her to elaborate, she said it helped her to focus on improving, and provided her with motivation to do better when she did private piano lessons later on.
Private piano lessons are GREAT, so let your kids get into these!
But friendly competitions in a class environment are what helped her excel in her musical career!
A healthy competition allows children to learn that successful people are not always the ones who are the brightest or the best in everything. Rather, it’s the people who work hard, stay focused, and stick with it no matter what.
This is why competition is important in every person’s life. It provides a healthy setting for kids to learn and master the art of being a team player. Along the way, they develop crucial social skills as they interact with children while learning the value of self-efficacy, developing self-esteem, and understanding the importance of hard work.
So if you want your children to develop all of these skills that are beneficial to their future, then allow music to become a part of their life.
Enroll them in a music class that CMA offers to kids of all ages.
Give us a call today and let’s work together in giving the necessary tools your kids can use today, tomorrow, and in the long term!