Why Learn Music?

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. (animation by Sharon Colman Graham)

24 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Sing or Play a Musical Instrument.

There is no other activity that can enhance a person’s life like actively practicing or performing music. I believe music education is so important it should be a required subject in school. The following are reasons to the question why learn music. I believe music is extremely important and I will go into more depth on these as time progresses. They are not listed in order of importance.

Learning and Studying Music…

1. Teaches us to be the best we can be.

2. Improves hand-eye coordination.

3. Helps students learn how to memorize.

4. Teaches persistence.

5. Enhances language and reasoning skills.

6. Gives a sense of accomplishment – even if you only perform for yourself.

7. Helps prepare people to be successful in society.

8. Helps develop emotional awareness

9. Teaches pattern recognition

10. Is a factor in music students staying longer in school

11. Fine tunes auditory skills

12. Develops the whole brain

13. Teaches us to control emotions and how to control stress

14. Requires discipline

15. Teaches creativity

16. Prepares students better for college

17. Develops spatial intelligence

18. Develops better communication – both verbal and non-verbal

19. Teaches self confidence

20. Helps people learn about and accept other cultures

21. Can teach how to concentrate

22. Helps people become better at managing time.

23. Develops composure in front of people – notwithstanding the butterflies..

24. Can provide a marketable skill