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Should I Encourage My Child to Learn an Instrument?

Music is incredibly beneficial for children’s development, so it is really important to encourage singing and playing instruments from an early age.

Music can help to reduce stress, increase productivity and even help to build a child’s confidence. 

To help you learn more, a boy’s school in Hertfordshire have put together a list of key benefits associated with learning a musical instrument…


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Playing a musical instrument can help to develop a child’s coordination and motor skills. The piano is an excellent example of this. When playing the piano a child needs to use both hands to play different keys, press the foot pedal and read music – all at the same time! It really is quite a remarkable skill.


Children who learn how to play a musical instrument at an early age have a great chance to develop their skills into a professional career. This practice and dedication will help to teach them how to reach their goals throughout life, through hard work and perseverance.


Music is a great way to expand your child’s memory. In fact, studies have shown that music can help to enhance many cognitive abilities. This is because when playing an instrument; a child must read music; remember melodies and then replicate them. 


Playing an instrument provides many levels of learning and accomplishments. This can be an enormously motivational and confidence boosting lesson for a child, especially if they go on to study music or perform in public.


Music is great for children’s mental health because it can be used to relax and de-stress. Playing an instrument can also have a calming effect on children because they need to focus on timing and notes. This focus allows children to take a break from any daily stresses or worries they may have.

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