– Development of both sides of the brain. It is widely known that music is both a creative and a logical activity, unlike most subjects, sports, or activities that your child is likely engaged in.
– Higher IQ. In studies such as this one (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00711.x), the group that took music lessons experienced “greater increases in full-scale IQ”
– Greater self-confidence. As your child is able to hear better and better music coming out of their guitar, they undoubtedly feel a sense of personal accomplishment, which often pervades other areas of their life. We also offer performance opportunities for them as well, which act as a major booster for self-esteem as well.
– Social skills. Music is a team sport. Kids learn the art of listening and responding, and they get the opportunity to vocalize their musical preferences and even make suggestions on repertoire.
– Goal-setting skills. In school, a focus on longer-term goals is rarely encouraged. Your child will be invited to think about what they want to be able to do on the guitar and we will create a customized strategy to help them get there as soon as possible.
– Self-discipline. Everyone knows that in order to see progress, a musician must practice. We break down big goals into easy, doable steps so that kids feel fulfilled and are also more likely to increase the length of their subsequent focused time on the instrument.
– Organizational skills. All students are expected to maintain a clean, well-organized binder. They manage their own Practice Tracker, and they are given customized online resources to help them keep on track as well.