Listening to and making music is a wonderful experience, with many benefits. Read on to discover them and learn about the health warning that can negate the benefits.
a) Music reshapes the brain
b) Musical training helps progress
'Children who experience musical training have an advantage across all subjects except sport'
c) Music has a direct link to our emotions
‘It reaches the parts of the brain other things can’t do’.
But, what about the teaching?
All the benefits come with a vital health warning:
'If the quality of music tuition is poor and unstructured there is no impact'
Even worse, the impact of poor music tuition goes even deeper and may have:
Next week we describe what good music teaching looks like to help you find a teacher and approach that will deliver the benefits music can bring when done well.
What has your experience been of music lessons?
Director of Surrey Music School.