Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Power of Playing A Musical Instrument

Worthwhile as a hobby or a career, playing a musical instrument is fun, and contributes to a well-rounded life. Studies have proven that children who are exposed to music programs in elementary school have better self-discipline and patience skills, are more alert, and have higher IQ's. Children who actually learn to play a musical instrument gain abilities that enable them to become life-long learners. Music education helps to develop areas of the brain involved in language and reasoning. Spatial intelligence is enhanced, which is the ability to accurately perceive the world, and form mental pictures of things.

Many schools today are suffering because of economic hardship, budget cuts, and state deficits. As a result, schools are cutting back, and music programs are among the integral activities that are being dropped from school schedules. Music educators, community leaders, parents, students, local schools, and government agencies can all work together to help the groups that provide musical instruments and music education. Anyone can donate used instruments to charity, regardless of the condition they are in.
Music instruments are expensive. Not all families can afford to buy or rent an instrument. Donations of any musical instrument help fill the high demand for instruments, and help currently struggling and future music programs in schools. Students of the arts score higher on standardized tests, like the SAT, and overall get better grades in school. A student's ability to give back to a society is one outstanding value in musical training.
If you love music, and believe in the benefits of playing a musical instrument, get involved today. Music studies add so much to a child's development, we can't afford to eliminate it. A child's strengths and abilities are sharpened with the incorporation of musical education. They learn to think and problem solve creatively. Character is shaped, and hard work is achieved by learning parts that contribute to a whole. Listening skills, coordination, concentration, and comprehension are all strengthened in music class!
Markus Makari is a trained smooth jazz saxophonist. Markus is the President/CEO of 1st Note Music Foundation, Inc. Contact to donate a musical instrument (or cash donations) to an at-risk, underprivileged, and needy youth. Give a child an opportunity to develop their full creative potential through all areas of music, allowing them to succeed and help develop and enrich entire communities.

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