The natural desire of every loving parent is that their kid gradually grows into a proper, successful and intelligent person, who can dispense joy to self and others and who can make the parents proud. The life’s journey is definitely not easy and in addition to malicious hurdles another significant danger can also be something simple as boredom. Boredom can lead the child to unsuitable, but enticing experiments with their free time. How to fight against boredom?
Music, like drawing, helps to hold the fickle attention of the smallest in such a way that the child can fully engage his creativity. However, in contrast to painting, music does not lead to a final work of art. As he plays a musical instrument, he creates the music himself on the spot and the child receives an immediate response. Moreover, music belongs to strongest part of the later lives of children as such it may accompany your darling into his teenage years.
First things first. It is never too late to start with music, this is a known fact, but why is it better to start with musical instruments at the soonest? In addition to using music to fight boredom, playing a musical instrument brings many benefits. According to experts, handling an instrument regularly improves fine motor skills of the child, as well as his concentration, which significantly influences how the child is going to handle a new school environment. Experts connect playing a musical instrument with the growth of intellect and significantly better performance in tasks focused on the memory. In addition, regular music training significantly affects the ability to understand time and its management. Moreover, the child is then ready for new repetitive tasks – such as going to school and homework. It has also been proven that music teaches patience, perseverance and discipline and this is done in such a way that the child perceives the learning process as a game.
Man is by nature a social animal, his first movements already indicate that he dislikes solitude. Slowly throughout his life the number of relations rises: first within the family, then friends, acquaintances, schoolmates, later colleagues or partners... A music was created by humans, it naturally leads to social interaction. Establishing a band, playing in the school orchestra, or recording friends’ music – all of these interactions lead to a general popularity among various social groups. That is why we are sure that your small musician is the future star of the class.
Music is a complex art and mastering one instrument can be used to prepare for another one. As children grow like weeds and change as fast, we have prepared a little manual for you, so you may choose the first instrument for your child depending on its age.
For the youngest music players, between 3 and 5, we recommend a keyboard; the child has a rich range of sounds, immediate feedback and almost an indestructible construction at hand. In addition, the keyboard is almost a smaller, simplified piano and can be used as the ideal stepping stone for a future change to piano. Artist of ages between 6 and 9 can take many instruments into their hands. Appropriate would be the fipple flute, the keyboard, the violin, or a reduced classical guitar also known as 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar. Music master aged 10-15 should pick for themselves. With their bodies, they should be able to master any instrument, but their evolving personality will draw them to drums, the guitar or the digital piano.
Let us sum it up: Music teaches your child from an early age to understand the basic rules of how things work not only within himself and his surroundings, this makes him more skillful, better at focusing and remembering new things. And there is no lack of new things in the children’s world.
In addition, music remains with the child up to the problematic age and helps to find his identity through a certain “cool factor”, which is naturally connected with music. Your child gains better social skills and has therefore a better chance to be popular among all the many groupshe can become a part of. And what is the best of it? When you are sitting in the audience and you are one of hundred (if not thousand) of fans who applaud your child. Congratulations, you can be justly proud.