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Music for Young Children

My daughter is turning three soon. Does learning music early prepare her to do well in school? How can it help her?

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By Katryna Tan

Rave Harpers Artistic Director & Founder

Masters in Music (Harp), Bachelor in Architecture, Diploma in Music (Harp)

Author of Inspirational Book “Unleash the Musician in You”

Yes, by learning music early, you can cultivate patience and develop discipline in your child. Learning to play an instrument is not something that can happen overnight. It is the daily effort of everyday practice that helps a young musician learn how to play well, which in turn develops patience.

Music requires dedication and regular practice. Allocating time to practise music daily also cultivates discipline in the learner. This can prove to be extremely advantageous in children.

Music can Inculcate Responsibility & Ownership

Most instruments also require some kind of maintenance or upkeep. This can be anything from tuning, changing broken strings to cleaning. Encouraging children to stay on top of regular instrument maintenance creates a level of responsibility for them which can be translated in everything they do in life.

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