If there is enjoyment, there will be benefits

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If you are like most parents I come into contact with you have a strong affinity for  music and appreciation of the benefits it has offered you over your lifetime in various forms. All of the families I work with value the musical foundation that piano lessons offer and the reasons are endless. Here is a New York Times article that touches on some of them, with an emphasis at the end on how attitudes toward learning music can put the icing on the cake-if one of the primary goals is to make it a meaningful and enjoyable experience, not just a therapeutic tool.

Here is the link: Early Music Lessons Have Long Time Benefits by Perri Klass, MD

The (Not-So-Secret) Benefits of Performing Arts

Whether they’re putting on a play in the living room or giving their very first recital, kids who perform gain skills that extend far beyond the standing ovation-such as being four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

Check out the article in Scholastic’s Parent and Child magazine to learn more…