Here at the Mobile Music School, we pride ourselves on delivering quality music education programmes nationwide. However, due to Covid-19, we’ve had to adapt how we run our programmes. Whilst our programmes are still classes as an essential service, not every school has the ability to facilitate an in-person programme. However, we feel so strongly about the benefits of music education, that we’ve devised some online music classes to share with teachers!
Read on to find out the benefits of music education, and how you can avail of these online music classes!
What are the benefits of music education?
Over the years lots of time and effort has gone into figuring out what the benefits of music education are for children. The earlier children are exposed to music the better- because it means all of these wonderful benefits are being developed from a young age.
The common benefits of music education include:
- Music education helps children establish a foundation of learning. Introducing children to the world of music from such an early age gives them a solid foundation of musical ability for life. Children who take part in music programmes are more likely to play an instrument later on in life. Further, it improves memory and concentration, helping their school learning overall.
- It encourages teamwork. Students are required to work as a team during our workshops and programmes. The social interaction aspects allow students to develop trust in self, others, and the process. Working as an ensemble can forage friendships, and develops a team building element of the workshops.
- Music Education helps to boost students’ confidence. Another great benefit of music education is that it builds confidence at an early age. It is hard to be a shy person when you get in front of a group regularly to play music. As children progress and learn to play music, they become more and more confident in groups of people. This confidence will benefit children for the rest of their lives.
- It helps to develop discipline. Students have to maintain levels of patience and discipline in music education, and it develops perseverance and resilience within children.
- Music education improves listening skills. These skills are highly important in children, and music education develops the ability to not only listen, but for critical thinking as well.
- It helps to increase coordination and motor skills. Moving and dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. Playing instruments also helps children build motor and co-ordination skills. Motor skills are skills that enable the movements and tasks we do on a daily basis, and its really important that children develop these skills from a young age.
- Music education helps to develop students’ ability to think creatively. This creative element is so important in young people, as it helps them to problem solve, see the world in different ways, and express themselves.
How can I avail of these online classes?
Due to Covid activities such as music and extra-curricular like music lessons have been put on hold at a precious age for many children. These children would benefit greatly from attending a music class in or outside of school. To help with schools and this dilemma we created a short online programme for junior and senior infant teachers.
Follow the link here, and insert your details to gain access to the course.
Our intention with this course is to expose children to the world of music. Our aim is for the benefits above to be ignited within them. We hope you enjoy these online music classes!
To find out more about what the Mobile Music School offers schools please contact [email protected]