THE IMPORTANCE OF A MUSIC EDUCATION
Many parents encourage or even require their children to take music lessons because they believe it is an important part of education. Many of those parents have never taken music lessons themselves, and probably are not 100% sure why they believe it is important.
The reason music education is important is that it develops some very important characteristics in the young mind earlier and better than any other educational discipline. First, it develops understanding of important temporal and spatial relationships. Second, it teaches the importance of doing something perfectly (performance). Third, it develops strong coordination and improved fine motor skills. Fourth, it teaches the importance of personal expression in a creative process, within the limitations of an acceptable mode or style. Fifth, it teaches the student how to work on a very long term project in very small steps. Sixth, it teaches true teamwork in ways that sports never can.
A music education is the single most significant indicator tracked in students who score highly on the SAT examinations in both verbal and math.
Read these important pages listed on the left side to understand in what ways and how much a music education can impact the development of your child - from infancy well into adulthood.