We normally think of Music as just for fun or a hobby but music is also a medicine with no side effects or hidden disadvantages.
The following are six basic cures that learning music can accomplish.
1. Music is a source of motivation:
Music motivates children to work on challenging tasks and skills. Music tends to be one of the top motivations for children with special needs thus enabling them to break through all kinds of physical and mental boundaries.
One method of learning that our staff uses is to have eye-catching instruments on hand to encourage the special needs child to make verbal expressions such as “I want that drum.” At Kathryn Brickell Music we can assist you to be a better musician. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
2.Music instruments encourage motor skill development:
Many special needs children face the problem of body coordination. Music can easily solve this problem as it helps to increase muscle movement resulting in better body coordination.
3. Music involves multiple sensors:
Imagine a group of children playing a drum or a violin. At first glance you would see a them enjoying themselves but if you look a little closer they aren’t just enjoying themselves, they are also developing several aspects of their body, both physical and mental.
The tactile system is being engaged as they are feeling the instrument in their hand.
The kinesthetic system is in process as they are moving their bodies with the flow of music.
The auditory system is also engaged as they listen to the sound of the music.
Their visual system is also engaged as their eyes track the motion of their body, mainly their hands.
4. Music works it’s way into both sides of the brain:
Our brain is divided into two sides normally referred to as the right and left side. Many people claim that music is only processed in the right side of our brain but in reality this is a myth. Research has proven that music is processed using both sides of the brain thus helping a child to develop both sides of the brain equally.
5. Music is non-verbal:
It is frustrating for special needs children to be unable to speak. Music can also solve this problem as It has no language. Hans Christian Anderson agreed with this fact by saying, where words fail, music speaks.
6. Music helps in bonding:
Music is a beautiful and easy way to connect with your child and to improve your bond. Mothers have known this fact for centuries. Researchers of today have also proven this by showing the release Ocyotin or cuddle hormone while listening to music.
To sum it all up, music is truly a wonder in its scope of advantages to people of all kinds. In addition, music has curative benefits for many challenged people, young and old. Kathryn Brickell Music offers a variety of music classes. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or view some of the instruments we offer.