Piano Camp Improves Social Skills?
Sounds Counter-Intuitive, Yes?
Learning to play the piano helps your child socially, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than at Houston Piano Company's “Way Cool!” Piano Summer Camp. Here's what they say goes on: "Children hang out and make music together, while learning to read music, improvise and play from chord charts. The kids are playing from day one and by the end of the week they have an impressive program to share with their families. This camp prepares young pianists for a life-long love of music.”
Learn Music in Co-operative Environment!
Giving the gift of early musical training sets your child up for continued success, and one of the best skills we can give our young people is the ability to socialize and maintain friendships. In fact, some might say that social I.Q. provides more benefits for a successful life than other “smarts” (although those aren't bad traits to possess either).
Everyone suffers with their beloved child when they have setbacks in that friendship department. It's difficult to teach coping skills and self-defense instincts. One of the best ways to help develop social skills is to offer, enable, and expose children to lots of opportunities to relate and practice those social skills. One of the best ways to enrich your child's experiences during summer times is to give them a camp experience they will never forget - a summer music camp in houston.
Houston Piano Company's School of Music offers a summer camp to learn to play the piano. It's a group experience, which is especially better for the learners, who get to relate to their peers while learning something fun and new together. In fact, learning is facilitated in a setting where everyone is learning the same things at the same time. It's just fun.
Mastering any new skill builds self-esteem and confidence. When kids learn to play a musical instrument they experience success on a level highly acclaimed. Within the week they attend piano camp, they will learn to both read and play music, and even have several pieces they can play for their families when they return home.
Many skills are attained through learning to play the keys on a piano:
According to 2009 U.S. Census data, only about 8 percent of Americans play musical instruments regularly. And did you know according to a 2009 Gallup Poll “that 85 percent of Americans who don’t currently play an instrument wish they had learned to play one?”
Perhaps the fact that so few Americans have had the experience of playing a musical instruments accounts for the fact that they don't often give their children music lessons. We don't often share what we don't know something about firsthand.
Houston Piano Company School of Music focuses on something they call “Recreation Music Music Making” (RMM). These types of piano lessons in Houston tear down the age-old idea that music is “for a select group called musicians,” or that you can’t get into it without a huge investment in equipment, time, and talent. In short, RMM asserts that making music belongs to everyone.
More ways that early musical has wonderful benefits for creating positive experiences in your child's life will follow in other articles...
By Deb Adams, M.Ed.
Deb Adams has a Masters Degree in Education, and is a writer for the Houston Piano Company.