Professional Voice Lessons in Citrus Heights, California and Online
15 Reasons to Take Music Lessons
- Develop a Musical Talent.
Develop a talent that will become a valuable and cherished asset of the student for a lifetime. A medium for satisfying personal achievement and entertainment.
- Build Self-Esteem.
In addition to the morale that the student gains from working hard at a skill and succeeding, the positive individual attention given in one-on-one lessons fosters self-esteem and self-worth in the student by showing them that they are worthy of personal attention and that others believe in their success.
- Learn Study Skills.
Develop general study and memorization skills and discover the student’s own individual learning styles that will immediately transfer to other areas of education.
- Learn Focus.
Develop concentration, determination, self-discipline and responsibility to regularly practice and work at skills to reach near and far-distant goals—the rare personality traits that more than any else will ensure success in all other areas of life.
- Increase Brain Function.
Many studies have shown that music instruction helps students develop advanced complex hand-eye, hand-to-hand and right-left brain coordination that greatly increases their ability for multi-task and complex brain activity, spatial cognition and fine motor skilled activities such as typing and writing. (Many of the world’s greatest minds—Plato and Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Stephen Hawkin, etc.—were honed by their classical music playing and education.)
- Increase Mathematical Skills.
Many studies have shown that music instruction helps students develop and increase real-life science and mathematical skills such as counting, pattern recognition and recall, geometry, ratios and proportions, fractions, sequences, time keeping and pacing, acoustics, etc.
- Build Character.
Studies have shown that students who study classical music develop stronger moral character, are much more likely to score high in their classes and standardized tests, and much less likely to engage in substance abuse or criminal behavior.
- Increase Intelligence.
Studies have shown that children who take private piano or voice lessons develop higher IQ scores than those who do not.
- Increase Listening Skills.
Studies have shown that trained musicians are much better at discerning subtle speech inflections and thereby “reading between the lines” of what a person says than those without musical training.
- Develop Creativity and Artistic Awareness.
Allows children to retain (and adults to rediscover) much of their open and creative outlook on life as other areas of education and society push them towards conformance.
- Connect with Others Through Music.
Learn and become “fluent” in understanding and even contributing to the “language” of fine music. Open the door to an endless library of musical stories, portraits, essays, manifestos and poetry that has provided inspiration for centuries to our world’s greatest minds. Music is a universal language that transcends all other media in communicating to and touching the souls of men and women and is a manifestation of humanity’s collective conscience and social heritage.
- Express Yourself.
Develop a new and deeply powerful medium of emotional education and expression through “playing” the emotions of the composers and creating pieces of the student’s own. When the student participates in the production of quality music and really understands and connects with it, the intellect and the emotion are profoundly stimulated and the student comes away from the experience with an enriched and more meaningful life.
- Heal Yourself.
Fine Music sooths the mind gives the student a forum to cope with challenging emotions and promotes healthy and balanced thought. (Music Therapy as a medical treatment is a legitimate and growing profession used for improving the quality of life of people on all levels, improving social skills and treating a variety of conditions from physical and speech disorders to depression, behavior problems and psychiatric conditions.)
- Improve Speaking and Communication.
Voice lessons add to the education such real-life skills as: significant improvement of speaking voice quality, diction/accent and mannerism improvement, facial and body expression, posture and movement, social awareness and grace, healthy breathing, foreign languages, confident presentation with eye contact in front of large and small groups, stress management, etc.