Why learn an instrument?

Here are a few reasons and resources that will give you a better understanding of why learning an instrument is important and how it could help you and your family.

Academic

"Music is to the mind as air is the body."

-Plato, Philosopher

Behavioral

"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."

-Aristotle, Philosopher

  • Allows for self-expression which creates a happier person

  • Increases listening skills including non-verbal communication

  • Improves mental health

  • Produces discipline, time management, and social skills

  • Teaches perseverance and hard work

Social

"Music can change the world because it can change people."

-Bono, Musician

  • Allows for interaction and discussion to life lessons

  • Help teach appreciation for art and culture

  • Music teaches independent thinking as well as teamwork

  • Increases self-confidence 

  • Produces responsible risk-takers

Additional resources

"The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music. "

-Gerald R. Ford, Former President