It is unfortunate fact that today, often people that would like to learn to play an instrument, will need to go to a private music school in order to learn. Violin lessons in Singaporeare probably no longer on a regular school’s curriculum as, like elsewhere in the world, schools are spending less time teaching music in order to find more time to teach technology associated subjects.
There is little doubt that this is now an age of technology and so children must be taught at least the basics of it whilst at school but dropping subjects like music is not the ideal answer. In the past music classes in schools have afforded children the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument and whilst they could survive without playing one, it is the other benefits that learning music can provide which will be hard to live without.
Essential of course, the music classes in traditional schools were intended mainly to give children an understanding of music but it has now been discovered that whilst learning music, children would also improve their reading skills. It is also now known that learning music uses the same part of the brain as math and so by learning music, children can also improve their understanding of math and SAT results have proven that.
Music is also good for improving a child’s life skills as it teaches them to concentrate more and once an instrument is being learned, a child’s self-confidence significantly grows. The ability to concentrate is essential even in this world of high technology and a boost to child’s self-confidence can make the difference between a successful job interview and a failing one.
Private music schools have of course always existed but today there are a growing number of them in order to fill the gap left by schools leaving the music off their curriculums. Most private music schools are open for adults to learn an instrument, as well as children and a growing number of adults, are finding that learning to play an instrument can help them in their current lifestyles. For instance, pianos and similar instruments are known to be able to improve mobility skills, making people more co-ordinated in their hand and foot movements., plus of course being able to concentrate better is always use whatever job you may have.
Although anyone who learns how to play an instrument would probably want to either play in an orchestra or a group but not all of them do as others are content just to play an instrument whilst home alone as they find it relaxing. Some of the big names in music today though, learned initially how to play their instrument at school, perhaps also having extra private lessons at home whilst others completely learned everything from private tuition only. Not every musician will become an internationally known rock star but most will be able to impress their family and friends at a friendly get together every now and then.