In the past few years, Carnatic music classes in Mylapore have been steadily growing in popularity. Some believe this increase has been due to the many studies and researches that prove the many blessings music endows on children. While it may not be perceived as vital as core academic subjects, it does offer advantages to a student that cannot be ignored. In this article, we talk about three reasons why it should be integrated into every school curriculum.
The left side of the brain is responsible for language and how it is processed. Learning music or a new instrument has shown, in children, to develop this part of the cerebrum. Constant practice wires the circuits of the brains in a particular manner needed for understanding language. The physical development not only improves the way a child comprehends a dialect but also support the learning of another language.
Studies have proven, without a doubt, that the way the brain of a musician works is very different from those who are not. This becomes apparent in children who have access to musical training. Such kids have demonstrated to have advanced neural activity when compared with little ones who have no training. This growth occurs because when a child plays an instrument, they utilise a higher percentage of the brain. Besides neural activity, there is another that is improved with music – listening skills.
Because a person who learns music has to be aware of differing tempos, harmonies, dynamics, and tuning, they have better auditory development. When strumming an instrument, a person has to listen to themselves and if they play in a group then to others too. This builds up the ‘ear muscle’ and increases auditory skills.
Every adult knows that listening to a favourite tune or song can take away all the stress of a hectic day. The same logic is applicable for children and when creating music. When kids learn music, they immerse themselves in an activity. Furthermore, the process fires parts of the brain that induce a feeling of fulfilment and calmness. Therefore, it stands to reasons that learning music or an instrument can get rid of any anxiety, pressure, and tension the child may be facing at home or school. Music relaxes the mind and the body.