Learning to play a musical instrument can be one of the most magical feelings and provide an amazing sense of achievement! It can also be a tricky adventure with plenty of challenges along the way. Encouraging your child to pick up an instrument could have many different benefits – if you’re willing to put up with the noise as they get the hang of their new skill! Here at The Insurance Emporium, we think that encouraging your child to learn a musical instrument could be a hugely rewarding experience. Here are a few reasons why you should consider encouraging your child to strike a chord with music!
1. Thanks for the memories!
Learning to play music could be ‘instrumental’ in helping your child to store and retrieve memories effectively. There is so much to learn, all of which has to be recalled quickly, meaning that it can be a great workout for the brain!
2. Stop, co-ordinate and listen!
Children are well known for lacking a little bit of co-ordination at the best of times and learning a musical instrument might be a great way to improve this. Whatever instrument they play, your child will most likely have to learn to co-ordinate their hands, fingers, feet and more at the same time!
3. All we need is just a little patience…
If you’ve ever tried to learn an instrument, you’ll know exactly how frustrating it can be! Having your child start at an early age could be vital in helping them learn how to deal with frustration and exercise patience when attempting difficult tasks!
4. The master blaster jammin’
Is there any better feeling in life than trying to master a skill and finally cracking it? For your child, it’ll take plenty of determination for them to get the hang of a musical instrument but could be well worth it when they finally get there!
5. And I’m feeling good…
Whether it’s a private show in your front room or a performance in front of a crowd, when your child gets to a level where they can show off their new found skill it could do wonders for their self-esteem and help to build their confidence!
6. You gotta learn to listen!
If your child has a music teacher, they’ll probably find themselves on the receiving end of regular constructive criticism. Unless they’re a natural Jimi Hendrix, your child will have to learn how to take this criticism and use it positively to help them improve.
7. I get by with a little help from my friends!
If your child progresses to a level where they’re playing with an orchestra or in a band, they’ll be exposed to new social situations. This can be a great way to make new friends and expand their social circle with like-minded people!
8. Come on, come on, let’s work together!
Timing and volume are key when playing in a group and this can only be achieved through good communication and working together. Playing music with others should help to improve your child’s ability to work in a team!
9. We don’t need no education…
Getting your head around beat, rhythm and scales is key in music and can also be valuable in other areas of your life. There are many parallels between this and maths, meaning it could have positive effects on your child’s academic work!
10. I’m expressing to my full capability
Playing a musical instrument encourages expression. Learning to express themselves through their music could be an important outlet and prove to be positive for your child’s mental health.
Although there could be many benefits to your child learning an instrument, the most important thing is that they have fun and enjoy themselves! If you or your child have recently started playing music, or even if you’re a seasoned musician, it might also be worth considering some insurance for musical instruments. At The Insurance Emporium, our Music Insurance policies include a 25% Introductory Discount* and cover Loss Or Accidental Damage up to 100% of the Sum Insured/Market Value, dependent on which has the lesser value. Head to The Insurance Emporium today and see if we can hit the right notes for you!
*25% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
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