When it comes to extra curricular activities, music lessons may not seem like they are on the top of everyone’s priority list. Interestingly, though, in the US over 50% of households have at least one person that plays a musical instrument. That may sound like a lot, but if you look closely at the reasons that taking music lessons is so important, you’ll find that this number should be much higher.
Here are 6 important reasons that kids need music lessons.
Far too often I’ve seen students will begin music lessons excited to learn, but then a few months go by and for whatever reason they lose interest. Practicing stops. Progress stops. Eventually the parents notice, and inevitably the parent will say, “Music just isn’t for little Johnny.”
But why does this happen? Why did they go into learning an instrument with so much excitement only to soon loose interest? Is it because learning to play an instrument is just that boring? Perhaps the better question is, “how do we better motivate kids to continue with music lessons indefinitely?”