Benefits of Music Education
Scientists and educators have begun to realize that early, positive musical experiences are uniquely important for children.
According to the American Music Conference, the mental disciplines learned through musical play and study (memory skills, concentration, symbol recognition) are just as exacting as those underlying reading, math, and other areas of study.
We now know that all children are born with musical aptitude and that by exposing them to properly sequenced early experiences with music, a child’s musical aptitude can actually be raised.
By age nine, a child’s overall musical aptitude stabilizes, indicating that very young children benefit most from formal music instruction if done in small groups where the emphasis is placed on learning through play.