Can you guess what Neil Amstrong, Charles Dickens, Einstein, and Edison have in common? You must be confused because there is nothing common and they belong to very different fields. But apart from being popular and brilliant, they share a similar hobby of playing musical instruments.
You must be aware of what is a musical instrument but for a formal introduction, it is a device that is structured in a way that produces a sound, which falls under the category of music. We all are familiar with how the sounds produced by the instrument help add soothing flavors to our monotonous life. But the benefits just do not end there, learning musical instruments has a profound effect on an individual's personality and overall development. And indeed if the process of learning starts from a young age, a child can do wonders in every approaching aspect of his life.
A musical instrument is not just a way of passing time (hobby), but it can also help enhance your child’s cognitive abilities with a speed you can hardly imagine.
Listed down are some benefits which children can gain if they start learning a musical instrument|:
Although anyone can learn any instrument no matter the age. But still there lies a preference of instruments according to the age for a better adaptation regarding the development level of an individual. Written down is the order which one can follow while choosing the best instrument as per their child’s age.
At this stage, the focal point behind training the kid for a musical instrument is to induce more fun. It's all about exploration and self-expression at this point. Following instruments can be suitable:
Age 3 to 5:
Still, the child is not mature enough to start with formal training. This stage also incorporates fun and exploration more than advanced training. But indeed the instruments used can be bigger in size and a little more complex. Following are the instruments that can work:
Age 5 and beyond:
From age 5 a child can start with formal instrument training. They can go to specialized music classes, where proper guidance from a music teacher can be employed. Following are the instruments:
There is no limit to the list of instruments, but the main goal of every parent should be to induce fun and creativity in a child whilst they are learning an instrument. Parents should support and encourage them to learn new instruments while they are growing so that the children can hone different personal and social skills in a fun manner and master these abilities further in their lives.