The benefits to children of learning music
When I was a child, I learnt the guitar and violin. And I remember that I enjoyed them both. Nowadays, my guitar sometimes gets an ‘airing’. I’d like for it be more often but at least it’s not collecting dust.
Since our 8 year old took up the violin, I’ve been tempted to learn again – with her. It’s so nice to see her with the violin – she suits it very well and has taken to it very well too. Quite apart from the fact that she enjoys playing, it’s good to know the benefits of learning music too, particularly for our children.
From an early age, our daughter has been stimulated; she’s creative and is thriving at school. But hubby and I were keen to get her on to learning an instrument. The first time she took the bow to the strings, I stopped in my tracks and it took my breath away. Yes, I’m her Mum and biased by default but she really does suit it: her composure when she holds it, her control of the bow, how she gets right into ‘the zone’. And what a lovely zone to get into.
When we find a second hand violin at the right price, I see no reason not to join her on her musical journey.
We’ve got a violin, a guitar and a piano in our home. Out of al of these, my personal preference is the violin and it seems that’s our daughter’s too. That’s fine by me because…
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