Music education is usually the first target when it comes to deciding what to cut. 2008 saw the biggest cut in music education and it has continued to drop over the last decade. While the debate among policymakers spans several interests and arguments, most agree that music is important.
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 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 require self-discipline and patience. Breaking down big goals into short-term goals, 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 skill and rhythm. Broadly speaking, motor skills are about mind-body coordination, often also referred to as hand-eye coordination. This is because the hand and the eye are the most fundamental motor skills. 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 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 the 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 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.