New Year, New Skills: 5 Surprising Benefits of Guitar Lessons for Kids

Posted by Rock Dojo on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rock Dojo_New Year New Skills

Most parents would want a magic wand that makes your kids kinder, smarter, learn faster, appreciate discipline, develop patience, and adopt new social and leadership skills. While there is no magic wand, there is something that educators agree contributes to all those great traits you want for your kids; music lessons. Music lessons and specifically Rock Dojo Guitar Lessons for Kids is designed to provide skills that will benefit your child for the rest of their lives—plus, they will learn how to play the guitar and compose their own music! We all know playing guitar is cool all by itself, we are proud to offer more. Let’s break it down below.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR SMARTER KIDS

Music programs can improve academic scores by 20%. Don’t take our word for it. We got academic names we can drop like Professor Christopher Johnson, at the University of Kansas. In 2017 he did a study of students in elementary schools with superior music education programs. Regardless of socioeconomic disparities. Kids who learn music scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests. There is also plenty of research that correlates music education and academic achievement boosting high school GPAs and SAT scores.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR LIFE SKILLS: DISCIPLINE AND PATIENCE

The life goals that are worth attaining requiring self-discipline and patience. Breaking down big goals into short-term goals and celebrating achievements and tracking progress. These are concepts that are required to learn to play the guitar and the Rock Dojo system is designed to help kids have fun while working towards goals and skills.

JOCKS NEED GUITAR LESSONS TOO

The key to the best athletes (after discipline and practice) is motor skills and rhythm. Broadly speaking motor skills are about mind-body coordination, sometimes instead we use the term hand-eye coordination. This is because the hand and the eye are the most fundamental motor skill. Students will learn how to improve signals from thought to action and practice rhythm at the same time. Athletes use all types of regimens to improve their rhythm. Learning guitar will help your kids with their jump shot, soccer goal or triple jump record.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR SOCIAL SKILLS

Social skills are best learned by practice. Humans were born to learn social etiquette and leadership skills if given the opportunity. Most of Rock Dojo classes are done in a group environment where support and goal-sharing are fostered. Kids at Rock Dojo work together to achieve a common goal, exercising tolerance, patience, and encouragement towards their peers.

GUITAR LESSONS ARE A SELF-ESTEEM BOOSTER

Learning to play the guitar and compose your own music will feel like being a superhero with a special power you didn’t have before. There is literally no limit to creativity once you can play the guitar. It truly is a superpower all by itself. As kids take guitar lessons step-by-step. They build confidence at each milestone and become aware of how far they have come.

AND YES, THEY LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR TOO

For many kids, this is enough. They want to be able to play music they hear through their headphones and earbuds. Everything else listed above happens automatically. They learn skills that will give them an advantage for the rest of their lives. Sure, they will learn how to read music and play popular songs, but the biggest joy is when these kids compose their own songs.

Sign up for Rock Dojo guitar Lessons today. Want to learn more? Check out Rock Dojo’s FAQs and learn how our colored-belt systems works (here’s a hint it’s like karate and you graduate with a black belt). Do you have a specific question about our guitar lessons for kids? Drop us a line at (503) 484-6417.

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