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08/08/2016

How Learning to Play an Instrument Can Further Your Child's Academic Success

Academic activities like homework are effective ways for children to increase their learning and boost their grades. However, there is a range of other non-academic activities which can also help your child's education. The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell NJ has prepared a post to share some of the advantages of playing an instrument.

Improve Concentration During Study

When playing an instrument as part of a band, children learn to focus on their individual task with a range of noises (not always correct) happening around them. This level of concentration can transfer into their study time, where they can concentrate on their lessons, even when noisy distractions are occurring around them.

Team-Based Learning

Group projects and study sessions can often be challenging for children who have little experience working with others. Playing an instrument in a band provides them a comfortable space with like-minded children who are all working towards the same goal. In this environment, children learn how to receive feedback from their peers, and how to provide constructive feedback to others so that the group can reach its goal.

Discipline and Reward

There are going to be numerous times where your child simply can't understand each lesson when it is first presented. In many cases, this leads them to become frustrated and move on. Of course, this presents problems when they sit for an exam and realize they only learned a portion of the lesson. Learning to play an instrument is a great lesson in discipline as it provides immediate rewards for smaller tasks. For example, learning one new guitar chord may help them to play a larger part of a song. This can teach children to 'stick with it' when it comes to challenging tasks as they understand that a greater reward will come from their work.

Tutoring in West Caldwell Is Music to Your Ears

These are just three of the great lessons which children can receive from music and are skills which can really help a child succeed in school. To learn more about the benefits of tutoring in West Caldwell, speak with The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell NJ at (862) 210-8600 to book a free consultation.

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