Why Take Music Lessons?

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We at Bananas at Large believe and know that taking music lessons is an important part of early and continued education for children, teens, and even adults! Starting early and supporting your child in music will last them a lifetime! 

Young Child Learning Piano
Improves Academic Skills & Social Life

An article on Parents.com says, "If you're on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your little one up for violin or piano lessons. Maybe she won't be the next Beethoven, but she may have an easier time learning math, practicing good manners (including patience!), and becoming a team player."

Acoustic Guitar Lesson
Improved Language Development & Increases IQ

An article on PBS.com states that "Research indicates the brain of a musician, even a young one, works differently than that of a non-musician," and learning music can "actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds,”.

Teen Listening to Music Recording
Musical Training Improves Teens' Development

A study from the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University School of Communication showed how teen's language development was improved in those who were consistently studying music versus those who did not.

Eclectic Bass Guitar
Adults Gain Memory Function & Cognitive Ability

An article published in National Geographic shows that even adults who have never taken music can start reaping benefits in improved memory function and better cognitive ability by taking up music lessons later in life.