Singing Lessons for Kids
“Music. A world within itself, and a language we all understand.” This is a phrase from a song which was released in 1976. Truly, if there is one thing that connects all beings on this planet, that would be music.
In a paper that was published by the journal Current Biology, researchers from New Zealand’s Victoria University in Wellington and Harvard University in the US say that songs with a similar purpose, such as lullabies, love songs, or dance music, tends to sound the same no matter what culture they originated.
There are numerous benefits to enjoy from engaging in some form of singing activity. This applies to everyone, regardless of age, gender, culture, or persona. In other words, everyone has the potential to enjoy singing or learn to sing competently during their lifetime.
For children, their exposure to music and singing starts at a very young age. They love to sing and may actually be singing along even before they ever said their first word. Whether through the lullabies sung to put them to sleep, or the sound they hear in their favorite tv shows, their environment exposes them to music.
Music is considered a language, and there is no one better in learning languages than children. Just like when it gets harder trying to learn Spanish or French when you’re older, learning to read music or play an instrument gets more challenging as you age.
Benefits of Singing at a young age
Learning to sing early in life is not only fun for your child. It also comes with a lot of amazing benefits to enhance your child’s confidence and personal development.
It helps improve your child’s brain development. Singing requires the work of different areas of the brain. This includes areas which control musical aspects such as pitch, rhythm, and timbre. It also involves the areas in the brain which controls language, emotion, visual imagery, and fine motor behaviors. Although kids often find it hard concentrating and focusing, their overall performance in these areas show significant improvement when singing.
It improves Language and Communication Skills. -Singing helps increase your child’s vocabulary and teach them how to properly pronounce words. They learn to express their emotions through singing. Your child also learns how to better communicate with others and help them find new friends. Apart from being able to express themselves, music also teaches children to listen to and appreciate others. Through music, a child learns how to listen intently and also think at the same time.
Singing can help boost self-confidence. -The process of effective singing involves learning and practicing. Whenever a child tries to learn a new song, he gets the feeling of being able to achieve something and therefore increases his self-esteem. This works the same when a child is singing as a part of a group or choir. Singing together allows your child to learn new things and further increases his self-esteem, knowing he can be a part of something wonderful and special.
Improves Cardiac and Respiratory Function. Singing is a great exercise that improves cardiovascular function and your child’s overall health. Blood oxygenation also increases during singing, and this leads to an increase in your child’s level of awareness. The thoracic activity also increases and benefits the structures of breathing. Overall, singing exercises the muscles in our upper body.
Build strong vocal cords. Singing involves practicing vocal exercises that can help strengthen your vocal cords. Humming, breathing exercises, and the movements of laryngeal muscles, tongue and mouth aid in relaxing or stretching the vocal folds, thereby producing better voice quality.
Diaphragm Control. Singing involves a dynamic activity in the thoracic area, which helps the underlying structures and functions of breathing. Major upper body muscle groups are exercised, and this includes the diaphragm. Through singing, a child is able to control diaphragmatic use, which contributes to the development of a good singing voice.
Memory Retention. One of the main benefits that music gives to a child is better memory retention due to the frequent use of the memory muscle while singing. This helps develop memory. From remembering a music to a clue as to when to start singing, the brain learns to handle more tasks that are needed to be able to perform simultaneously. An example would be how a child remembers the letters of the alphabet through singing. In fact, singing is considered as an effective teaching tool for students. It can be used as a fun and creative way of increasing achievement in certain subjects where memory retention is required, and where many children normally struggle.
Helps kids advance in Society. By learning music and playing instruments, kids are able to discover how important music is to other cultures. It’s important to familiarize children with other cultures at a young age because this will foster open-mindedness towards culture and society, and about world and traditions beyond the ones they know of.
If you are a parent who is looking to give your kids a gift they will cherish for a lifetime, then you should consider giving them the gift of music. And the good news is that we have a Singing Program specifically Designed for kids.
Here you can enjoy musical playtime with your child and meet other parents and families who all come together to support their child’s musical development as they learn an important skill. Our classes are based on the concept that all kids are born musical, and that provided they are properly supported, these little ones can sing in tune and keep a beat!
Our program also recognizes your role as a parent in nurturing and enhancing your child’s ability. For this reason, we have created a relaxed and family-like learning environment where you can freely join and interact with your kids and be there as they discover their musical talents.
Here are the numerous benefits you can expect to receive by enrolling your children to our Singing Program for kids.
Our Singing program supports all learning. Along with developing their musical inclinations, we also have activities designed to help your kids experience growth in their emotional, social, cognitive and social development through the guidance of our friendly and capable team. They will patiently work with you and your children, teach them about the fundamentals of singing and guide their actions and behaviors as well. We don’t just focus on their music side but to the entire aspect of their personalities.
We help improve your children’s communication skills. We do this by encouraging them to share their ideas and interact with other kids. There are also group activities wherein insights are shared, and fun games are provided to improve camaraderie and increase their self-esteem and confidence by being a part of a team.
We continuously honor and acknowledge varied developmental and learning styles. We understand that children participate and perform at their own levels. We support all milestones and achievements and provide individualized learning based on your child’s abilities and tailor the lessons depending on their needs. Here, every child can participate at their own level in a supportive and welcoming environment.
You and your children can bond and spend quality moments together. We have comfortable areas to stay where you can observe your child or interact with them and other people while experiencing first hand your child’s musical development and milestones.
We have a group of friendly and highly trained teachers to help your children discover their own “ inner musician”. We pride ourselves for having some of the friendliest and most fun-loving teachers to help make learning comfortable and enjoyable for your kids.
We have a fun learning environment. Knowing how fast children can lose focus on what they’re teaching, we include a lot of fun to the game of teaching just so the children will feel excited, and perhaps enjoy it so much they’ll probably be asking for the next lesson.
While most teachers utilize singing and music as a tool to teach in the classroom, there are still a lot who don’t completely understand the power those little tunes can do. Aside from making sure that your children are able to use their vocal system efficiently, our program makes it a point to use songs in order to teach basic concepts, behavior and social skills. And while we work on making sure that your children are taught about proper singing techniques, we thoughtfully guide your kids with every little step they make during the learning process.
With all that being said, our program’s most important role is to help your children bring out, enhance and develop their beautiful little voices and make sure that your kids will have fun throughout the process. It doesn’t matter if it sometimes gets a little silly, as long as it’s fun. And as long as they learn something. Because we believe that teaching kids to sing, is just like fostering them to have a lifelong love of music.
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