Music is the universal language, so it is no wonder so many of us enroll our children in lessons. If your child loves music you probably have considered music lessons too, but do you know all the benefits of music lessons for children?
Children who play an instrument have been shown to perform better in math, science and english. Moreover, students who play an instrument are more likely to graduate. This improvement comes from the way learning an instrument affects your brain. Learning an instrument strengthens connections between your left and right brain–bridging the divide between your creative and quantitative understandings. There are other benefits too: improved social skills, building self-esteem, and improved listening skills.
Heid Music shares what you need to know before starting music lessons with your children.
What’s the right age to begin music lessons?
The easy answer is any age! Here at Heid Music, we start with lessons at as early as 12 months with our Musical Beginnings program. Our musical education programs will guide your child through their musical journey from one to one hundred! Learn more >
How do I find a teacher?
That’s easy! Just go to heidmusic.com/lessons and find the right instructor for your level, schedule, location and needs!
What should I expect and how can I help?
Your child can expect fun and a new challenge. Music making brings so much joy to so many people. The best thing you can do to help is encourage your child and make sure they keep practicing!
How do we choose an instrument? Rent or buy?
Choosing the right instrument is hard for music makers of any age–especially kids! If your child is a part of a school music program, Heid Music will work with their band or orchestra director to get your child fitted. If you are on your own, that’s totally fine! Walk into any Heid location and one of our musical enthusiasts will help you and your child find their way to the perfect instrument for them.
One great way to get started is with the Ukulele. They are portable, affordable and make great gifts! Check out our Ukulele I course offered for students 10-100! Find more information here.
Heid Music offers very flexible rental and purchasing options for band and orchestra instruments! You can even rent a piano for your home! We recommend that children learning a new instrument start off with a rental program in case they want to change instruments. Learn more here.
About Heid Music
Heid Music has been inspiring musicians of all ages and stages of life as a family-owned business since 1948. From new and used instruments to lessons, rentals and repairs, we are your complete musical retail source.
Learn more about Heid Music’s Rental Program:
308 E College Ave
- Green Bay
2605 S Oneida St
7948 Tree Ln
1750 W South Park Ave
- Stevens Point
3201 Main Street