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  • Writer's pictureRachel Vassanthan

Symphony of Development: Musical Enrichment for Well-Rounded Kids

Music plays a powerful role in shaping a child's development: From the rhythmic lullabies soothing infants to the lively tunes that accompany childhood play, music is not just a delightful indulgence, but a joy that weaves its way through every stage of a child's life. 

Symphony of Development: Astor International School's Musical Enrichment for Well-Rounded Kids

Astor International School offers an enrichment class devoted to music, in which children learn the piano and other instruments. They also have sessions where they create collaboratively, improvise melodies and DIY fun instruments to experiment with. The benefits of these activities extend beyond simple enjoyment, offering many advantages to our students. 

Music plays a crucial role in advancing the cognitive development of children. Studies have indicated that when children are exposed to music, they show an improved ability to comprehend mathematical concepts and spatial reasoning. The structure and arrangements in music give children an excellent platform to comprehend mathematical relationships, leading to an improvement in their academic performance across various subjects like science and mathematics.

Symphony of Development: Astor International School's Musical Enrichment for Well-Rounded Kids

Music also has a significant impact on emotional and social development. The act of making music or engaging in group musical activities encourages children to collaborate and work together. Singing in a chorus, performing in an ensemble, or simply jamming with friends can help children to develop important social skills such as communication, teamwork, and empathy.  

Music provides a powerful emotional outlet for students, helping them to express and comprehend their emotions. Whether they are happy, sad, or nervous, music allows them to express their feelings in ways that words alone cannot. This emotional awareness not only benefits mental health but also helps to develop self-regulation and resilience.

Symphony of Development: Astor International School's Musical Enrichment for Well-Rounded Kids

Moreover, music inspires children's creativity and imagination. Children can develop their artistic tendencies by being exposed to a variety of genres and styles. Playing an instrument or experimenting with songwriting promotes creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Students at Astor have had multiple opportunities to come up with tunes and lyrics to create their songs. We observe these activities to have a favourable impact on a child's holistic development.

Music is more than just a means of enjoyment for children; it is also a catalyst for overall development, and has a positive impact on the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of a child's life. At Astor International School, we set the path for a peaceful journey towards a well-rounded and enriched future by introducing music into a child's daily routine, whether through formal classes, group activities, or just exposure to varied musical genres during our enrichment classes.

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