Playing Their Song: Music Helps Raise Successful Children


Seeking to support the development of their children, some parents encourage them to study music.

“Children are generally interested in music and dancing,” said Víctor Villegas Segovia, private saxophone teacher in Veracruz.

But it helps to start their music education at an early age. “The younger they are, the easier it will be for them to learn to read sheet music, choose their first instrument and play,” said Villegas Segovia.

Studying music and learning to play an instrument helps children to increase their concentration, which improves their academic performance.

The ideal age for children to come into contact with music is between four and six years old. Experts in music education recommend that a child’s first instrument be piano, violin Where guitar.

Villegas Segovia has a different approach.

Music helps children in their school performance which parents see as a great advantage. (Siniz Kim / Unsplash)

“The ideal instrument for a child would be the drums,” he said. “The drums will help identify rhythms and tempo. They will awaken their imagination and creativity.

Children can set short-term goals, such as playing parts of a song and putting those parts together over time. When they manage to play the entire song, their self-esteem increases.

“My son is taking guitar lessons at EMBA [Fine Arts Municipal School in Veracruz]”said Rosario Torres Rodríguez, a mother living in this city.

” He is eight. The music caught his attention because his cousin, who is 15, plays this instrument. My son has been playing it for a year and I can see his progress, ”she said.

Learning to play music encourages children to interact and socialize with others. (Robert Collins / Unsplash)

Learning music encourages children to interact with others. Once they find out what they have in common, they can start a conversation and bond. As a result, children learn to work as a team, to deal with frustration, to respect their peers, to be supportive and to tolerate criticism.

Parents can spot other benefits. “His coordination is gradually improving,” said Torres Rodríguez.

“He’s trying to play by ear … [Achieving] that motivates him a lot. He is doing very well in school. He pays more attention and learns things faster, like math, ”said Torres Rodríguez.

(Translated and edited by Gabriela Olmos. Edited by Fern Siegel)

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