Music is a teacher on its own.
Research in music and child development has yielded the undeniable fact that participation in music instruction, including learning to play an instrument, improves academic achievment. and more.
- How to focus on the present and the future at the same time
- How to hear and listen
What if it turns out...
- your child loves music?
- Is music his/her strength?
- he/she feels good about mastering a skill?
- finds their niche in the "world of kids who love music?"
- joins band, orchestra and/or marching band and reaps the benefits of "being part of a team?"
- he/she is no longer interested in activities they liked when younger?
It would be great for my child to learn to play an instrument, but...
- it's another expense. Click here to learn about PING, a group of volunteers that provides instruments to students who cannot otherwise participate in band or orchestra at school.
- making him/her practice with being another battle. Click here to learn strategies to help your child practice effectively and (hopefully) without a battle.
- it's another commitment. S/he participates in so many activities.
Austin Music Center rents instruments for an initial 3-month period. After the first 3 months return the instrument at any time-NO FEES, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Click here to learn more about renting and renting-to-own and instrument.