musical life podcast Episode 4: benefits of music education

Musical Life Podcast Episode 4: Benefits of Music Education Tea Chat

In a digital world where we are constantly bombarded with texts, emails, social media notifications, and calls, the very tools designed to connect us can sometimes leave us feeling unfocused, lonely, and emotionally drained. The relentless interruptions from pings and notifications have become a constant in our lives, affecting our ability to concentrate and impacting our overall mental and emotional well-being.  I’m Julie Chambers, owner and founder of Chambers Music Studio. Chambers Music Studio is a place where the noise of the digital world fades away, and the beauty of human connection through music takes center stage. We understand that the incessant digital interruptions can erode our ability to focus, leaving us longing for a deeper, more meaningful connection with ourselves and others. Using high quality music lessons for students of all ages and instruments, we guide and inspire students and families on a lifelong musical journey in a supportive environment that cultivates their skills, develops creativity, and promotes personal growth. 

 

At Chambers Music Studio, your student will attend weekly music lessons with a highly skilled professional that tailors the lessons specifically to the needs, learning styles, and interests of each student. Your professional will develop a plan to guide you on your musical journey. Each lesson will develop fine and gross motor skills, while inspiring each student to be a better musician and human being in our supportive community. Students will receive weekly lessons, updates, and recital and adjudicated opportunities to cultivate their skills. 

 

Did you know that most companies look for people with a musical background? That’s because music lessons develop creativity. Creativity is a key component in innovation and problem solving skills. At Chambers Music Studio your student will develop creativity each week of music lessons. Playing an instrument is literally a workout for the entire brain. Executive function (the part that plans and makes decisions) is developed when students play one part of the music while mentally preparing for the next portion. Developing creativity while playing an instrument is a really fun and engaging way to build important life skills. 

 

Today most adults only have an attention span of 5 minutes.  Playing an instrument develops the mental stamina to increase focus and social emotional well-being. The brain is working hard to tell the fingers to play specific notes, while also keeping the correct beat, rhythm, and making it beautiful. A simple piece of music includes execution of numerous tasks simultaneously. This exercises the brain’s ability to focus on something for extended periods of time. Nothing else in life can support brain development and engagement like music does. Playing a musical instrument engages the whole brain in a way that also allows the brain to process emotions and reduce stress and anxiety. 

 

Chambers Music Studio is excited to guide you on your musical journey to cultivate your skills, develop creativity, and promote your personal growth that inspires you to be a better human while increasing focus and emotional well-being. Join our community. Visit www.chambersmusicstudio.com

Cultivate Skills

1. Physical
    • Fine motor skills: fingers, core posture-new pathways in the brain
    • Gross motors skills: coordination of arms legs,
    • Mind Body connection

2. Mental Skills

  • Reading-left to right progression
  • Language skills-communicating
  • Math-structure, theory, patterns, value

3. Workout

  • Body and mind
  • Engagement-better for body and brain than cat videos

Develop Creativity

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others – California State University

  • Outside the box thinking-problem solving, discover something new and interesting, interpreting music.
  • Collaboration-choir, band
  • Empathic

Promote Personal Growth

Focus – average attention span 8.25 seconds- Cross River Therapy & American Psychological Journal

  • Building stamina-longer to settle into it mentally.
  •      Force self to the piano bench
  •      Endorphins
  • Bandwidth-browser with 10 tabs open

Mental health

  • Social emotional
  • Outlet for stress
  • Respecting the process not the product- wallpapering, DIY takes time
  • Feeling self expression
  •      personal -vulnerability, intraspective, mediation
  •      Listening-connection, community, importance of recitals
  • Recitals
  •      unhealthy degree of perfectionism
  •      resilience

Break it down to the smallest chunk

  • Time management