Interesting Facts about Music Education in Singapore

A well balanced music curriculum in school offers a unique opportunity to children for better academic preparation.

Interesting Facts about Music Education

Whether they are listening, playing or singing, music in all forms can boost their overall development. When they play different musical instruments, each of them nurtures the brain’s ability to decipher the world around. It increases their power of concentration and trains the brain cells to make clear distinctions between things they see, hear and touch.

If your children take Music classes in Singapore, they are most likely to observe the following benefits. Take a look-

  1. Children who participate in music classes generally develop larger vocabularies and enhanced reading skills as compared to their peers who do not study music. 
  2. Various studies prove that music to the brain is same as physical exercise is to the body. Music gradually tones auditory fitness of the brain to make it more efficient in recognizing pitch and tone.
  3. Music education conditions the brain to comprehend speech even in a noisy background. This is especially beneficial for children suffering from any type of learning disabilities or dyslexia, because of which they tend to lose focus in a noise.
  4. According to a past report, secondary students who actively participate in music education in school were reported to have the lowest lifetime and current consumption of all types of hazardous substances such as alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco. 
  5. Active music learners are more likely to score better grads in class and excel in their studies, as compared to their non-music learning counterparts. Also, children who practice music on a regular basis tend to develop advanced critical thinking skills. 
  6. Irrespective of the socioeconomic status and location of the school district, children who actively participate in top-quality music classes generally score 22% better in English and 20% better in Mathematics standardized exams. 
  7. Schools offering quality music education to students, generally have an approximate 90.2% graduation rate and 93.3% attendance rate as compared to the schools which do not offer music education. Schools without music education tend to have an estimated 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance rate. 
  8. A Columbia University research report revealed that children who studied music had a more co-operative attitude and were more sincere towards their teachers. Also, music students had higher levels of self-confidence and were better equipped to express themselves and their ideas.
  9. Learning and mastering in any particular musical instrument not only improves the brain’s ability to deciphers and understand human language, but aids students to comfortably pick up a second language. 
  10. Elementary school children who actively participate in music lessons show advanced development of brain and improved memory within a year as compared to children who do not receive any type of musical learning.

This post is written by Ng Wei Khang, working at Apixel IT Support. A music lover and a Technology freak..