Ancient Greek philosopher Plato said: “Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight the imagination and charm and cheerfulness to life and to everything.” Music brings joy and makes us feel happy at any time. Researches have proved that other than bringing happiness music plays a powerful role in the cognitive development of children. Music inspires creativity, imagination and self expression. It also builds self esteem and is a good exercise to strengthen the memory skills of children.
Various studies have proven that musical training can help brain improve the ability to distinguish between the rapidly changing sound which is normally considered to be the key skill in understanding and using language. Music education in schools will help children develop their reading and listening skills and improve their concentration level through this. If the children are encouraged to learn any instrumental music it will help them to enhance their basic engineering skills and also advance the hand-eye coordination.
So for this purpose schools have introduced various music classes and training as part of curriculum to develop the inherent talents of kids. There are many schools in India who focus on the cognitive development of children and since music proved to be the best tool to enhance this talent, they have incorporated music as a part of their syllabus.
Group music lessons help children develop interest towards the idea of team play. It makes them identify the possibilities of better opportunity to showcase talent while working in a group. Not only that group music lessons can make children recognize the happiness one can have while being with others and also will get to know hike in creative ladder when they work together. This is the main reason we insist the inculcation of music into curriculum. Schools like Oakridge international school in Hyderabad which is considered to be the largest international school in India have taken this initiative to incorporate music into their syllabus and also they organize several workshops with proficient musicians to teach their children.
The continuous music practice and performances help to build discipline and self confidence in children. While going through various stages of learning music, the child also learns commitment and value of things. Music is a means of self expression and it is a non verbal language which offers an alternative means of expression to children who find it difficult to communicate through speech.