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Best Musical Instrument for Your Child and Your Child’s Intelligence

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Best Musical Instrument for Your Child and Your Child's Intelligence

Every parents dream is to have an intelligent child. Parents will do almost anything for their children. How can playing a musical instrument help your child?

There are a lot preconceived ideas about music and a child's intelligence. Playing a musical instrument doesn't make your child more intelligent than others. However, a child that plays a musical instrument will learn things that will make him develop his intelligence. For example, learning a musical instrument will teach your child, discipline, patience, enjoy repetitive task and focus. These qualities will help him or her in later life to deal better with life's challenges. That is why it is always perceived that children who learn to play musical instruments are more intelligent.

Music is a gift. That being said, not everyone is gifted. What if your child is not gifted at playing any musical instrument?

Music is like everything in life, it takes time and dedication. At times, you might feel that you child is not making progress or that he is just not gifted when it comes to playing music. That might be the case because not everyone will be a musical virtuoso. Before you come to that conclusion, you need to make sure your child is actually playing an instrument he likes. Are you also encouraging him by listening to what he plays and giving him a standing ovation? Do you make sure your child practice on a regular basis? Does your child also get to play music he enjoys (not everyone enjoys classical music)?

Music is not cheap. Musical instruments can cost from $10 to a whopping $1,000,000. With that in mind, should you buy new or used musical instruments for your child?

When a child decides he or she wants to learn how to play a musical instrument, parents are often not sure what to do. Buying a musical instrument for your child can be an expensive undertaking if he decides to give it up a few months later. If your child only wants to play a musical instrument like the flute, then you can purchase it brand new. Other musical instruments like the Saxophone can be really expensive, hence, hiring or buying a used instrument is the way to go. Your child might out grow his instrument (ex. Violin) so you need to think about the future.

Question: to decorate the house. What is the best and first instrument that your child should learn?

In most schools, children are thought to play the flute. Most children don't really consider the flute a musical instrument. They might even end up using the flute as a whistle and that can drive you crazy. The best and first musical instrument for your child will depend on your budget and your child's interest. Don't forget that you child might want a musical instrument like the guitar if his friends also play the same instrument. If money is an issue, you can register at a local community school/academy where instruments are loaned out to students. The best musical instrument for your child is one that will not drive you crazy (drums); that will not break the bank (Stradivarius); that will be cool (guitar, saxophone).

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Nov 18, 2010 8:33am
Deborah-Diane
When our daughters were growing up, they all had to take piano lessons in elementary school. In middle school, we gave them the choice of staying with piano or playing another instrument. Today, as adults, they all can read music and play at least one instrument ... and they are all in careers that involve a lot of math. I don't think that's a coincidence. They say that music and math are very closely related!
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