By Ryan Zobel
Learning an instrument is no easy task, but the benefits of learning music as a child truly changes your brain for the better. You might be asking yourself how and why you should teach your child a musical instrument, and that’s where I come in. My name is Ryan Zobel, and I have played guitar for 14 of my 19 years alive. Playing guitar is easily the highlight to any of my days, and I am extremely happy I kept moving along with my lessons at a young age. In my time of learning, and teaching, I have learned a few things that promote the growth of a young student from the parent’s perspective. In the articles I pulled, I found a few tips and tricks that rang true to me as helpful ways to promote musical growth in your little ones.
From the article titled “6 Easy Ways To Encourage A Love Of Music In Kids”, Will Stroet shoots out great ideas to bring music into kid’s lives. His first reason was to “Listen”. Listening to music was what got me into playing guitar. Stroet claims children have no musical bias, but I’m not sure how entirely true that is. I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin and Stevie Ray Vaughan CDs in my dad’s car as a kid, and those two artists have definitely rubbed off on me. That being said, I naturally like that music and my dad never forced it on me. Play the music your kids enjoy, but also try broadening their horizons to see what artists they truly love.
Thanks for reading and I hope your children enjoy music as much as I do.
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