It is nearly impossible to find out a person who dislikes music. I say “Nearly impossible” because there is always an exception, even for the most natural thing. Music soothes our mind, refresh us when are exhausted, comforts us when we are distressed, makes us happy when we are sad, energize us when we are sick. The list can be endless, but the basic thing is that music is an essential component of our well being. The choice of music varies from person to person, but when it comes to the kids, the adults make the basic choice of the music that they listen.
A child can be a great connoisseur of music or can be a simple one who sings the solos at the shower, but it is sure that the child will have great benefits through some form of music education. According to a research, the learning of the “do-the-remix” music lessons actually help children to excel in their life much more than the basic ABCs.
It has been proved that music education facilitates the learning of other subjects and at the same time enhances the skills that the child uses in other areas. According to the Executive Director of the National Association of Music Merchants, the music rich experience for children consisting of singing, listening as well as moving is actually resulting in serious benefits for the children as they move on into formal learning.
Language development is another great aspect of music education. Children are born with the ability to decode the sound and the words (children with hearing disabilities are the exception), and music education helps to flourish this natural ability to a great extent. Growing up in a rich musical environment is greatly advantageous for the language development of the child. A child may find it hard to remember a few lines of text, but when the text is put to music the whole thing gets engraved in the mind. As the root of social competence is language competence, musical experience helps to strengthen the child’s capacity to be verbally competent. It is very common to find a child who finds it difficult to speak fluently and the condition is termed as stuttering or stammering. If the same child is made to sing a song, you will find no sign of the said condition. Music enhances the flow of words and with time the condition gets cured.
Research statistics show that there has been a slight increase in the IQ levels of six year old children who were given regular lessons of voice as well as piano. The children who take regular music lesson at school turned up an average of three IQ points as compared to those who do not take music lessons.