What are the benefits of Music?

At Warwick Music we believe everyone should have the opportunity to make music and experience the joy that making music brings


Music benefits children in many ways – learning to play a musical instrument develops areas of the brain responsible for language and reasoning.

A musical education can also help with a child’s emotional development, building the imagination and developing a curiosity for learning.

We’ve gathered a few common questions we come across about this here…

Emotional benefits of music

Can music help a child’s emotional wellbeing?

There are many studies which make the connection between music to emotional wellbeing. Simply listening to your favourite music can affect your mood – we’ve all got a favourite party tune that gets us going, perhaps you have an exercise playlist, or a relaxing playlist, if not you can ask Alexa, she’s sure to find you one! (other smart devices of course available!). Simply listening to music helps reduce stress and anxiety, can promote wellbeing and even alleviate pain.

Playing a musical instrument promotes emotional wellbeing in a number of ways, we explore just some of the emotional benefits of music here…

 

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The Importance of Imagination How music can enhance imagination

How does music stimulate creativity?

Playing a musical instrument encourages self-expression and exploration of a range of musical genres. Creativity is really another form of play – play brings happiness, joy and the ability to express yourself, which is why so many artists and writers as well as musicians often describe it as part of who they are.

Listening to music stimulates the creative sensors in the brain, and learning to play a musical instrument even more so. Read more about the benefits of playing a musical instrument for the brain here…

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Learning a musical Instrument is rewarding for your child

Learning to play a musical instrument is a challenge but with a little bit of effort, the rewards can be plentiful.

Mum Kate outlines just some of the milestones your child can look forward to reaching in her blog

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Does learning music make you smarter?

Benefits of music on the brainMusic requires dedication and regular practice; following instructions from the music, a teacher or a conductor. The self-discipline required in private practice is a skill that is transferrable to other areas of learning and life – by learning a musical instrument you are also learning to repeat and persevere at a skill, something which is hard to do and does not come naturally to most of us!

It is often asked whether learning a musical instrument can have benefits in other areas of learning, particularly in a child’s school environment. We look at the benefits of learning music and whether it can help in maths, languages and other areas here…

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Could learning an instrument improve my child’s coordination?

Playing a musical instrument improves hand-eye co-ordination and develops both fine and gross motor skills. How does it do that? You can read more about the physical benefits of music here…

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Can music enhance a child’s imagination?

Engaging your child’s imagination is important, and access to a musical instrument helps to unlock a child’s natural curiosity to explore both the instrument itself and the sounds that it can make.

Read more about the importance of imagination here…

Why music matters written by Warwick Music’s mums

As a team of parents, teachers and musicians we sat down together and shared why we think music matters to us and our children – what are the things that really resonate with us?

You can read more about it in our blog here…

Benefits of playing an instrument on the brain

As the articles above show, music has many positive effects on the brain. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the creative sensors, which can have amazing effect.

Read more on how music affects and develops the brain here…