“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen
To understand the significance of music, we’ll have to step back a bit. In fact, we’ll have to go all the way back to when a baby is born. From the moment of birth onwards, music is employed as a tactic to hold the little one’s attention — to distract, to engage with, and to entertain. It could be anything from whistling to rattling a silly toy to singing a traditional lullaby. So, yes, music becomes a part of a child’s development earlier than they can even learn to remember.
This story doesn’t change anytime soon.
As a child grows older with time, music continues to play in their background. From a mother humming while working on her laptop to a father playing his favourite songs while driving, a child continues to absorb from their surrounding. This is an encouraging pattern because it helps children with keeping their focus in place, helping recognise rhythms and patterns in their surroundings, while also helping them nurture their emotional side.
These are some of the key elements that we at Kyt pay a lot of respect to. After all, while framing our curriculum, we asked ourselves, why is music a part of extracurricular pursuits? As detailed above, the answer was pretty obvious. As of now, we conduct two courses (Indian Vocals and Western Vocals) — this will certainly increase in the near future — along with varied workshops that are musically themed.
The idea is to reach out to more and more children from around the world who find joy in music, and then guide them on how to get better in a particular discipline associated with music. In our experience so far, we’ve noticed how music has proved successful in letting children express themselves better. It’s always a delight, not only for the instructors but also for our whole platform, when we manage to effect a positive change in a child’s growth.
We genuinely believe that music isn’t only about extracurricular; it can play a critical role in the academics of a given child as well. A recent study showed how efficient music could be in helping students get better at math – it only reinforces our philosophy. Not just academics, according to several other studies, music plays a role in fostering communication skills, developing vocabulary, and helping children shape their personalities. It not only helps their social skills but also helps them empathise with other kids.
It’s a universal law that music acts as a splendid stress reliever too. With hectic school schedules and activities, there can be few outlets for a child to release stress. But their favourite song can instantly put them at ease and help them enjoy themselves for those few minutes without the stress of school-related work. Better still, if they show a knack for singing or playing instruments, chances are they will be able to keep themselves occupied in a positive manner.
Lastly, if your child has a soft spot for music and is interested in vocals, do give us a try by booking a free introductory session here. Also, as of now, we are running a limited time offer (details in the link below) – you can get 25% OFF on any of our 6 courses on Kyt Academy.
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