Benefits of Music Education
Research shows that the benefits of music education are extraordinary. Children that study music tend to have larger vocabularies and advanced reading skills, as well as an easier time mastering humanities and understanding language components. Studying an instrument gives children an advantage in the development of their intellectual, perceptual, and cognitive skills.
A Stanford study shows that music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. It seems that music wires a child’s brain to help him/her better understand the areas of math. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, and pursue college level education.
Music lessons benefit children with ADHD and dyslexia. Music helps to develop the executive functions of a child’s brain, which helps them learn to control their attention span and focus their minds on a task.
Knowing how music changes the brain’s cognitive abilities gives educators and parents an insight into the value of music education in school and its impact on emotional development and maturity, and social skills – things that are extremely important in a child’s ultimate success.
Your Help is Needed
David Roland has kindly organized a GoFundMe Fundraiser campaign to try and raise the initial funds needed to start up a small band for KCS. We need your help in raising $11,000 to purchase the needed equipment. If you would like to learn more or donate, visit the campaign online.