Why Learn An Instrument

There are many reasons why we believe that all students should be given the opportunity to learn an instrument.

Learning to play an instrument has been shown to have significant benefits for children in many different areas of their development and is part of the reason why we are so passionate about encouraging as many children as possible to give it a go. Studies by researchers such as Anita Collins, have shown that children who are actively involved in learning an instrument not only benefit from the direct enjoyment of learning  to play music, but also show improvements in many other areas. 

Learning an instrument:

  • teaches children how to create, store and retrieve memories more efficiently.
  • gives children a healthy way to channel their inner creativity.
  • helps children learn the benefits of perseverance with a direct correlation evident between effort and results.
  • provides opportunities to set goals
  • increases discipline and time management skills
  • significantly improves their hand-eye coordination.
  • allows children to get comfortable with self-expression and increases self confidence.
  • improves their listening ability and increases their concentration level and overall attention span.
  • stimulates curiosity through exposure to different cultures.
  • expands their social circle and develops leadership and team building skills
The Schools Program was set up to make learning an instrument accessible and more affordable for as many primary school aged students as possible and we hope that you will be able to take up this opportunity for your child.