Music benefits individuals of all ages. It has often been said to be the universal language. From banging on drums to learning to play an instrument or sing, and even singing karaoke unlocks the creative experience, learning and expression.
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music.
Making music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. (The Benefits of Music Education By Laura Lewis Brown, PBS.org 2018)