Music can not only enrich students’ lives, but it can also help them to learn and grow in ways you would not expect. Here we will be exploring the interesting and profound ways in which students of all ages are able to learn with music.
There is a well-established neural connection between music and our brains which starts from a young age and research has shown that students who have access to musical instruments and early musical training are able to quickly develop areas of their brains that relate to language and reasoning.
Similar to the motor skills that are developed from playing sports, students who are able to practice and generally play with musical instruments are able to improve their hand-eye coordination much faster.
Music helps to activate information in students brains physically, mentally and emotionally. Listening to music allows students to better understand emotions and develop empathy which in turn helps them to develop more mature emotional responses and coping mechanisms. Music can help students to manage and fight feelings of stress and anxiety through listening to and learning to play music.
It has been proven that students who study music and other subjects in the arts can learn to think much more creatively. Creative students are able to think outside of the box to solve problems, helping them in other areas of their education. Their creativity is also an investment into their future, preparing them for a growing creative industry that is estimated to be worth £130 billion annually in the UK alone. The number of creative and artistic careers are ever expanding which is why students should be open to all forms of creative and musical learning.
Music is a great way of helping students to develop their imagination and their curiosity. It is a healthy and effective way of helping them to build a positive attitude towards learning whilst developing different areas of the brain.
Playing with instruments and in turn learning to play them can aid in student’s development of pattern recognition which can be useful in subjects such as maths and science. Patterns are prevalent in all subjects and in life which is why using music to explore and recognise repeated sequences is a fun and effective way to learn.
Any teacher will tell you how difficult it can be keeping children engaged in school, particularly when every child learns and interprets information differently. Music offers an opportunity for children who learn in more creative ways to find enjoyment in their education and find a reason to want to learn more. Finding even one subject which a child is passionate about and is truly interested in will make them much more likely to want to stay in education and succeed in other subjects.
Not all children learn in the same way which is why it is so important to encourage students to explore all avenues of education to see where they can achieve their goals and succeed. Music is a subject which can help children feel accomplished whether it be through creating a rhythmic melody of their own or learning a piece of music. This sense of pride will encourage students to pursue different avenues of learning and want to do well in education.
Some studies have shown that students who have experience with music as part of their education are able to achieve higher test scores than those who do not engage with the subject. As music from an early age helps students to develop a range of skills such as language and their understanding of maths, they will tend to score higher in these areas.
The benefits of music for students are well documented with music and brain development being closely linked. Language, concentrations skills and learning are all improved with music and it is without doubt that learning these skills will have a positive impact emotionally, mentally and physically.
At Playground Imagineering, we offer a vast range of both visually and audibly striking instruments. If you’re interested in finding out more about the musical playground equipment we have to offer or would like more information, feel free to get in touch with our team today on 01925 648959 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.