Children are fast learners. When children start an instrument young enough, they are able to develop skills at a much quicker level than adults.
This is because children don’t have our boundaries, our rules, our limitations. They are free to commit themselves without doubt or consequence.
The fact that children have the ability to learn so much more quickly than adults makes learning an instrument such as the guitar extremely beneficial.
Learning the benefits of hard work and dedication early on in life is invaluable. This can help build life skills that will help your child to grow and achieve success, but most of all they will be learning the skills while having fun. The fact that the guitar can be so challenging yet so intriguing and rewarding will help your child develop a sense of achievement early on. This lends itself to confidence and discipline.
Knowing that hard work can lead to great results and understanding that fun can be achieved through hard work is an invaluable skill that can be learned from the guitar. It is also one that, while it is possible to teach by word, is best learned through application and first-hand experience.
Not only can your child learn to work hard, they can find themselves. This may seem trivial, as children develop their own identities more easily than adults do, but they tend to lose them over years, through middle school and high school, and sometimes even as late as adulthood.
Finding a proper sense of self is something that many adults try years for. In fact, part of adulthood’s constant theme seems to be one of superiors taking away your sense of self.
If your child is able to truly learn who they are early on, and hold on to that, they will be better equipped to face the future than most adults are.
Finally, the largest benefit of playing guitar for children is one of skill. Guitar takes a lot of hard work, and in return you receive a lot of skills. These skills may not seem like they translate well to everyday life, but they do. Hard work is a skill that will bring your child far in life, and guitar requires an abundance of hard work and dedication to properly master even the most menial of techniques.
Musicians analyze. The ability to analyze something, to pick out all of the small parts and pieces that go into creating it as a whole is extremely important in any field of work. It is also important when it comes to school, as it will better help your child to analyze difficult math problems or science equations.
The most important thing you must keep in mind is never to force your child into a hobby they do not enjoy. This won’t benefit them in any way, as they won’t dedicate themselves or put much – if any —effort into it. Let your child focus on their own personal interests, and if one of them is guitar, help give them the tools to succeed.
The Learn And Master Guitar Homeschool course contains step-by-step lessons designed to teach children how to play the guitar. With a carefully designed 2-year curriculum, this course is perfect for parents who want to homeschool their kids even if you don’t know how to play the guitar.