Playing an instrument is an excellent source of pleasure and fulfillment. Solo practice and playing with others can provide a deep sense of satisfaction.
Music is great for social gatherings and family time. A creative alternative to Computer Games and TV Shows.
Learning an instrument will allow you to listen to music with greater enjoyment and appreciation. Since you will learn how songs are put together, your listening ability will become more refined. You will start to hear and notice more distinct details in the music that you listen to. Songs that you have been listening to for years will seem richer as you hear nuances that you have never noticed before. You may also start to enjoy songs from other genres of music that you would normally never listen to.
Practicing an instrument is often compared to meditation. Many people feel refreshed and relaxed after a 30 minute practice session.
Performing well for an eager crowd is a great feeling. Managing stress and performing under pressure are valuable skills that students carry with them for life.
Practice is key to a Musicians success. Making time to practice and spending your time practicing efficiently are skills that can be applied to all aspects of Life.
New students receive our “How to Practice” E book detailing ways to encourage fun, productive, practice.
COORDINATION & MENTAL DEXTERITY
There are numerous studies showing the relationship between Music Lessons and enhanced cognitive skills.
People who learn an instrument, especially children, enjoy significant improvements in Memory, Math and Conceptual Thinking.
One of the first things human baby’s respond too is rhythm. Baby’s will often spontaneously wiggle in time to music they like, studies have found that even newborn baby’s brains can detect missing beats in a piece of music.
Early Drums have been found all over the world, some as old as 6000 years old.
Drums are an integral part of many cultures worldwide. In the west African language of Bamana, the word Djembe means “Gather Together”. African cultures believe the Djembe drum contains the spirits of the Tree and Animal it was made from. In Native American Culture, the Drum beat is thought to represent the pulse of the planet.
While the definition of a drum requires a shell with a vibrating membrane, there is no doubt that early humans were clapping and banging on logs long before recorded history.
University of Oxford researchers discovered that when drummers play together, both their happiness levels and pain tolerance increase, similar to Olympic runners. Observing these benefits, researchers believe that drumming is integral to community-building and the evolution of human society.
In studies on the effects of rhythm on brains, researchers showed that experiencing a steady rhythm actually improves cognitive function. One psychology professor at the University of Washington used rhythmic light and sound therapy on his students and discovered that their grades improved.