As the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, public schools in twelve states including Oregon have shut down. As a result, all Portland Public School after-school activities have been canceled effective March 12th through April 13th.
Educational Activities for Kids
As the public school systems are shutting down, it’s more critical than ever that kids continue to learn and grow through intellectually and emotionally stimulating activities like math, science, literature, and music education. While this may all sound overwhelming, it’s best to start with a basic educational plan for your kids during the coronavirus pandemic.
Is Music Education Part of Your Homeschooling Plan?
Using real-time imaging technology like Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Position Emission Tomography scanners, researchers discovered “playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.” While reading and doing math problems each has corresponding areas of the brain that are activated during those activities, researchers discovered that playing a musical instrument like the guitar engages nearly every area of the brain simultaneously, especially the visual, auditory, and motor areas.
They go on to say that, “Structured practice in playing music strengthens those brain functions allowing us to apply that strength to other activities.”
In-Person & Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
The Rock Dojo is now offering online guitar lessons for kids. This is a great way to keep your kids active and engaged during this period of social distancing. If you’re interested in scheduling online guitar lessons for beginners, then use the contact us form.
SIGN UP FOR AFTER-SCHOOL GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
Sign up for Rock Dojo after-school 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.