Music is a form of expression that is scientifically proven to improve our lives. It turns out that our brains actually feel pleasant when we hear new music, making music lessons an ideal environment. Music even makes us feel happier and has a healthy effect on the blood flow in our blood vessels. When children and adults engage in music, specifically up-beat music and lyrics, they help themselves perform better in high-pressure situations. What’s more, music engages areas of the brain that are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory. In fact, music lessons in childhood actually enlarge the brain.
Science shows that singing helps to increase the use of expressive language, improved cardiovascular function, and improved emotional regulation. Playing the piano is shown to develop stronger, more coordinated hand muscles, giving those who play an advantage in skills that require more hand dexterity, as well as increased eye-hand coordination.
Singing and piano lessons are fun, creative ways for us to improve ourselves overall. After one year of lessons, studies show that music students develop improved memory correlated with general intelligence skills, scoring higher on reading, spelling, math, and spatial tests. Improve your life with music and sign up for singing lessons, piano lessons, or even both!