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Children Music Lessons Improve Their Mathematical Abilities
We already know about the advantages of singing and how the ability to play a musical
instrument can aid the child in mastering his writing skills.
I have to note that thanks to children’s music lessons, they develop a sense of rhythm
and, equally important, coordination between hearing and motor skills. When playing
the instrument, the student has to closely follow the score in order to memorize
a new piece, and also coordinate both hands to play, thus improving and developing
good eye-hand coordination.
The fingers of the right and left hands are moving in absolutely different ways while
Therefore, children who are learning music are more capable of expressing comprehensive
thought – not only in conversation, but also during essay writing, than other children.
They are also better at using punctuation marks than other children, who are deprived
of the ability to play a musical instrument (in the author’s opinion). Such children
can easily find and allocate the sentence that possesses the main, complete semantic
meaning of the entire text. In general, they do not have any difficulties in breaking
down an unfamiliar text into paragraphs.
Now I’d like to turn from your child’s writing skills to his mathematical abilities
by taking children’s music lessons.
The ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras was the first to establish a close connection
between music and mathematics. Many well-known mathematicians liked to play musical
instruments. For example, Max Planck played piano; Richard Feynman – bongos; and
Albert Einstein – violin. Thousands of years ago, Pythagoras created the doctrine
of sound by studying the philosophical and mathematical aspects of a sound. He even
tried to connect music with astronomy. He was the first to state that music teaches
a person not only to see, but also to reproduce what has been seen; not only to hear,
but also to imagine what you hear. Pythagoras drew the conclusion that music develops
all kinds of perception: visual, acoustical, and sensual. From that, we learned that
music develops the player’s attitude toward a sound. If you wish to see your child
develop to the most of his potential, what can be better than enrolling him in children’s
In addition, children’s music lessons positively influence different types of memory:
visual, acoustical, motor, graphic, and associative. Every skill you’ve ever learned
is easily forgotten by your hands, but not your mind.
Also, children’s music lessons develop the associative imagination of children that
makes mastering other kinds of arts much more possible. Remember Leonardo da Vinci?
Everyone admires his versatile talent. Consider his talents – some of which complemented
others: he was the sculptor, the artist, the architect, the engineer. Da Vinci could
also sing; he even gave singing lessons! He was one of the first people who studied
the nature of a vocal art.
By organizing your child’s time around studying music during his lessons and at home,
he will actively develop and improve his emotions and other human qualities. After
mastering the children’s music lessons and seizing the art of playing a musical instrument,
he will more than likely not experience any major difficulties in choosing a profession
in the future. More often than not, such people are able to find their place in life
quite easily due to being exposed to a larger scope of interests early in life.