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Learning to Read Music

For those who have selected an instrument and enrolled in a class, learning to read music is one of the first steps they will undertake....

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Investing in a Musical Education

Learning to play a musical instrument is an investment in learning a skill as well as enjoying music. Listening to music is a passive way...

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Selecting an Instrument to Learn

Guitars and drums were immensely popular to learn during the golden age of rock and roll. Every child wanted to bang on the drums or...

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Instrumental Classes for Adults

School budget cuts are not a new phenomenon, and entire generations of children grew up not playing a musical instrument. The former student may have...

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Many parents see the value in encouraging their children to learn to play a musical instrument. Practice must be done every day for success. If children don't do the work, they will fail. This teaches a child discipline. Being part of a school band or orchestra is also good for children. They learn teamwork and socializing with other children at the same time. It helps them learn to cooperate with others as well as providing them an additional area of socialization.

There are many advantages to playing a musical instrument during school years. Due to budget cuts, some schools have dropped their music programs. There are private classes available for children outside of school. Children receive the same benefits and may eventually become part of a band, ensemble or orchestra provided by the private music studio. They must still practice, attend lessons and work with others to achieve their musical goals.