Why Choose Music Lessons?
As a professional violinist, studio owner, and now mom of a young musician, I know firsthand the many amazing benefits of playing a musical instrument. Here are some of my top reasons to choose music lessons when looking for an extracurricular activity for your family.
Routine! Yep, that’s right. Playing a musical instrument requires daily practice that can help develop positive habits. When starting to practice with my daughter, we made a goal to practice for five minutes every day. We were consistent. Now, she looks forward to her piano time because it is a part of our daily routine. I hope she can use that same approach with anything she wants to learn in her life.
Confidence! Attending weekly lessons gives students the opportunity to develop their own self-confidence when working with their teacher. Recitals and performances also allow students to practice stage presence and leadership skills that can transcend into public speaking and future job interviews. I love seeing students grow in their confidence year after year in our studio recitals! It always amazes me how comfortable they look on stage.
Creativity! Music allows us to discover our own inner creativity. We explore so much more than notes and rhythms in music lessons. We get to explore feelings and emotions. We get to take chances and improvise. Playing music gives us the freedom to be innovative and think outside of the box. These are all skills that help us grow in our careers and relationships.
Empathy! As Dr. Suzuki said, “First character, then ability.” Playing music gives us opportunities to develop a sensitive and compassionate heart. Music can help us to learn more about kindness and diversity. It gives us a chance to work for positive change in the world.
“Thirty years ago I had my very first violin lesson and I still enjoy playing today.”
- Julia Marble
Music has always been a special part of my life and now I love getting to share it with my own children. I am thankful for all the ways that music has benefited different areas of my work and relationships. I hope that it can do the same for you and your family.