Violin is truly one of the famous musical instruments being used by people. Rich in history and equipped with class, it is one of the instruments that one aims to learn playing with. We see people playing it with so much finesse and we could not help but be amazed by how well they do it, their moves, the timing and the way they sway their head to the sound of it – lovely, just lovely.
It is a proven fact that music stimulates the brain, and that a baby or child who is exposed to classical music responds and interacts well. It is never too early to expose your child to classical music education. In fact, many expecting mothers give their unborn babies a head start in life by listening to classical music before their baby is born. One way of giving your child the extra edge in life is to let your child take violin lessons to learn to play the violin.
So why are violin lessons beneficial to your children?
First, your child will improve on coordination skills:
Learning to play the violin involves coordinating one’s left hand with one’s right hand. The left hand will need to learn to finger the violin strings correctly so the right tone and pitch is achieved to play a song. The right hand will need to hold the violin bow correctly and bow the right string to produce the right tone. Playing the violin involves the coordination of both left and right hand. As such when you send your child to violin lessons, you are letting your child learn how to fully utilize both his left and right brain.
Second, playing the violin develops your child’s brain.
In playing the violin, your child will need to learn to recognize the right tone and pitch when bowing and fingering the violin so as to play a song to the right pitch. This promotes the neuron and brain cell connection and develops the intelligence level of your child. Think of it as brain gymnastics. Your child exercises his brains and stretches it to its full potential. As such your child will benefit in other areas, with improved reasoning skills, abstract reasoning and mathematics.
Third, learning to play the violin give enhances your child’s confidence.
It is not easy to learn to play the violin for the above reasons. So when your child manages to learn to play the violin, he will have a sense of accomplishment and feel confident. This confidence will translate to other areas of his life.
You may also want to take this a step further when your child has reached a certain level of playing the violin, to expose your child to solo or group violin performance. It is usually unnerving for a young child to perform in front of a big audience. However if your child is exposed to this couple of times, it will enhance his confidence even more.
Fourth, taking violin lessons teaches your child the concept of perseverance.
In the beginning, your child will feel that the violin lessons are difficult and he cannot manage. But if you encourage him and he finally learns to master and play the violin, he will understand the concept of perseverance. This will aid him in whatever he chooses to do in life later.
This small instrument with a wooden body, strings and bow to help produce the sound can play some wonderful music once tuned, whether it be solo or in a group. It is a beautiful instrument to listen to.