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Benefits of Music Education for Growing Children at CIS

Benefits of Music Education for Growing Children

Research shows that learning music facilitates learning and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. At Canadian International School (CIS), one of the best schools in Bangalore, music education is a holistic program that not only encourages students to showcase their creativity but also allows students to explore music beyond classroom learning.

The CIS music program incorporates the following components:

  • Creating and performing music
  • Learning forms and cultural contexts
  • Music in advertising (jingles)
  • Reflecting on music education
  • Responding to and analyzing music

Benefits of music education:

  1. Boosts self-esteem
    The music program at CIS offers lessons where students can learn to accept and give constructive criticism. Accepting feedback and incorporating it to make a change helps build self-confidence. Group lessons offer a leeway for students to understand that perfection is superficial and everyone has room for improvement.
  2. Introduces new cultures
    CIS has a multicultural environment and the music program reinforces that by giving students a glimpse into multiple cultures and boosting their development of compassion and empathy. This provides students with an opportunity to bridge the gap across cultural chasms that leads to learning about respect at an early age.
  3. Teaches discipline
    Learning music teaches students about delayed gratification. Playing an instrument or practising music teaches our students to persevere through hours, months, and sometimes years of practice before they reach specific goals.
  4. Develops physical skills
    Instruments such as piano, violin, drums, and percussion help students develop coordination and motor skills, with the latter also requiring movement of the hands, arms, and feet. At CIS, we believe that enhancing coordination and perfecting timing is a complementary skill that also prepares children for other hobbies such as dance and sports.
  5. Improves academics
    Music works as an outlet from academic rigour and students who study it tend to think creatively and learn to solve problems by visualizing multiple solutions. CIS’ music program also enables students to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously, which one would encounter in architecture, engineering, math, art, and especially when working with computers. Music is offered in Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School and is also offered in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

To learn more about Canadian International School, a top IB school in Bangalore, contact the admissions department.