The impact of music on a child’s development

Impact of music on self development is vastly underrated. It expands self expression, understanding of others, and the ability to communicate and connect with others.

Music reduces stress, relieves fear, adds energy and improves memory. Music makes people smarter.

 Jeanette Vos, The Music Revolution

Wonderfull impact of music – music therapy

Surrounding yourself with music in the first years of life has a huge impact on your child’s development and future. Numerous studies indicate that musical education positively translates into the way of thinking and the state of health of the toddler.

Some parents use music therapy against their child still in the tummy. This is to relax the muscles and improve immunity. Recommended works include Mozart’s musical compositions (especially “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” ). Another great suggestion are the wonderful Bach’s works and Christmas carols. The popular statement that listening to Mozart (the so-called Mozart effect) increases the level of IQ has no scientific basis. It is necessary to be skeptical of such statements, because they are often a marketing trap. The statements suggested to the parents who want to give their child everything that is best. Yes, there have been many studies that have confirmed the improvement of mental productivity after listening to Mozart’s music. The effects are often short-term results.

impact of music on child development
Unisono Carols Concert 2020 – Click to see the photos

To actually have positive changes in the brain and the whole body through music, you need not only to listen to it. To get all the benefits it is needed to practice it by singing, playing musical instruments or by dancing. Playing an instrument requires not only knowledge about the characteristics. But also it is important to correctly set the body posture and know the theory of music. Below we list only a part of the positive changes in the body caused by music.

Effect Of Music Education In Young Age – The Impact Of Music Is Amazing.

  • causes positive changes in the structure and functioning of the brain
  • helps to cope with stress and apathy
  • normalizes heart rate, pressure and relieves pain
  • develops communication skills
  • music creation increases the activity of mirror neurons
  • improves memory
  • has an anti-epileptic action
  • shapes the divisibility of attention
  • develops self-reliance of thought and cognitive competence
  • relieves sensory, cognitive and motor deficits
  • improves grammar skills
  • helps develop reading skills
  • strengthens coordination
  • develops the circulatory and respiratory system
  • normalizes muscle tone

Introducing a child to the beautiful world of music brings many benefits to his interpersonal relationships and gradually shapes taste. Creating common memories related to this unique world also positively translates into a bond between parents and children.

Not just art form but wonderful therapy tool

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and expression. Typically, music is composed and performed for entertainment, during which the listener is able to see and hear the musical performance. But the most benefits come from performing music.

In music therapy the music is used as an intervention for people with various illnesses and medical problems, such as the physical effects of cancer treatment (chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting), dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and addiction recovery—to help patients relax or focus.

Music therapy can also help improve motor skills. Speech development is another area which benefits from music training in children with developmental delays and neurological disorders.

People who practice music therapy use different techniques and tools to make music that are based on the principles of:

  • occupational therapy
  • art therapy
  • drama therapy (see drama therapy)
  • creative arts therapies
  • communication therapies
  • health psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • psychotherapy
  • counseling psychology

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Bibliography
The Influence of Music on the Development of Children – Christopher Chau & Theresa Riforgiate