For decades, parents and educators have implicitly understood the obvious links of creativity and musical proficiency to academic performance. Students who study music, especially at a young age, tend to be more imaginative, intuitive, and better at critical thinking. This is no accident; new research has shown further analytical evidence of the benefits between music lessons and overall academic performance. Musical Associates is proud to offer children throughout New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C. attentive and effective music lessons, providing kids with vibrant musical instruction to further their academic success.
Led by experienced musicians, private music lessons with Musical Associates teach kids everything from learning how to read music and perform songs, to composing their own pieces. Whether your child is interested in piano lessons, voice lessons, or wants to learn how to play the guitar, private music lessons will foster their skills in the comfort of your own home.
While kids are mastering their unique playing style and musical ability, they will develop a number of other skills as well. A research team at Michigan State University is exploring the link between music and intelligence, reporting that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills, as well as the skills necessary for learning conceptual subjects like math and science.
Additionally, a longitudinal study from a UCLA Graduate School measured the involvement of arts and academic performance over time. The 25,000 students demonstrated that their involvement in the arts was linked to increased standardized test scores, more community service, and lower dropout rates. Additionally, cognitive and developmental benefits are earned by students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
With these links between music instruction and academic performance, more parents are looking to Musical Associates for private music lessons for their children. With an enriching program of music lessons for all instruments, your child will learn how to play music, as well as excel in all avenues of academics. Call (800) 361-4211 for more information on private music lessons today!