Benefits From Music Lessons

The one thing all parents can agree on is that they want to set their children up to succeed in life.  Yes, success may be defined differently but essentially it results in happy, healthy children that thrive in life. 

Many studies have shown the benefits children involved with music have in education over their peers who have not.  It has been proven that children who are introduced to music through lessons have an easier time in school when it comes to learning math, patience, and overall working within classmates.  In this installment from Parents Magazine, “6 Benefits of Music Lessons” the author discusses the many benefits a child receives through music education. 

If you are on the fence about what activities to get your children involved in this summer, The Music Man recommends giving music lessons a try.  There are a number of instruments to choose from depending on the child’s interests and our instructors make learning how to play fun!  From Guitar lessons to Piano lessons and everything in between, we have an instructor that is the perfect fit for your child.

Music Lesson Teach More Than Just Music To Children

Music has a way of bringing out some of the best qualities in people. Learning a skill at a young age will only help them develop and mature with their musical talents as time continues on which is why many of children start music lessons at the beginning of life.

One of the best qualities a child can learn through early on music lessons is discipline. Music lessons require commitment from the person just as it does for any other sport. A musician has to practice in order to get better at it which will teach them delayed gratification as a result. The ultimate goal of music lessons is to learn to play an instrument however, that is not all they will learn. Other things like math, motor skills, and even social skills and a child’s confidence will also improve significantly.

The article “How Do Music Lessons For Kids Teach Discipline?” describes even further benefits of music lessons for children more in depth. If you are looking to get your child or you started music lessons that expand from piano, guitar, drums, sax, voice and more The Music Man has you covered.  We have a number of private instructors that are happy to give you the direction you need whether you are just starting out or having been playing for a while!

The Secret To Increased Brain Capacity and Function

There have been thousands of studies done surrounding the benefits that come from playing a musical instrument.  The evidence points toward an increase in brain capacity and a raised IQs in individuals after learning how to play a musical instrument.  There is no denying it, playing an instrument offers individuals a greater ability to understand and process information.  What is interesting is that studies are also finding that playing an instrument can help to heal symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve brain function and cognitive behaviors in individuals who have suffered a brain injury or stroke.  This article from aNewDomain, “Here’s Why Playing A Musical Instrument Is So Good for Your Brain” provides insight on the connection between playing an instrument and your brain. 

No matter what age a person is, learning to play an instrument is more than just a hobby.  We can help you get started on your way to higher intellect today!  We offer a variety of musical instruments for sale from acoustic guitars to banjos as well as professional instruction through qualified instructors.  The Music Man is your one stop shop for instruments, lessons, and repair. 

Things to know when buying your first guitar

It is not an accident when a guitar plays well. How a guitar plays is called the “action”.

Any guitar can be made to play well. You just have to get it into the hands of a tech who knows how to adjust the action properly. In rare cases it does not make financial sense to fix a guitar as the cost of repair may be greater than the value of the instrument.

All string instruments are impacted by changing humidity and will require periodic adjustments.

During cold months, when your furnace kicks on, it heats the air, dries the air and the wood of your instrument which can shift—and in some cases crack. Air conditioning can have the same impact. There are small humidifiers on the market, that fit in your guitar case and protect your instrument from drying.

When you buy an acoustic guitar, you are paying for the sound.

As you increase the price of an acoustic guitar, you get a bigger, fuller, more well-balanced sound. Even an inexpensive guitar can be adjusted to play well. It just won’t have the sound of a more expensive instrument.