Category Archives: Benefits of Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments for Toddlers: Encouraging Development Through Music

Todays post, a continuation from my previous post, will introduce different musical instruments for toddlers. As mentioned in the previous post providing musical experiences for your toddler can assist with their perceptual development, while also allowing them to become familiar with some of the basic elements of music. These elements included rhythm, melody, and pitch.

Baby playingThere have been many studies conducted that have shown many other benefits of providing musical experiences to toddlers. Perceptual development is just one area that is benefited. Readers of the previous post also mentioned the enjoyment it can bring to the parent and toddler. One reader even discussed fond memories of engaging in musical activities with their parents. These suggestions alone are proof that the choice to introduce music into your toddlers life is a good decision.

Todays post will cover the following topics

  • Choosing Musical Instruments for Toddlers
  • “Real” vs “Toy” Instruments
  • My Suggestions

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Music And Toddlers: A Pathway to Development

Most parents will discover that music and toddlers is a good combination. It is evident that all children respond to music at a very young age. Most parents will invest some money into providing their children with music in some way during their first 5 years. Although many of them have no idea that they are also providing their child with an avenue to improve their development.

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Allowing your toddler to experiment with music and age appropriate musical instruments can foster an appreciation for music and a desire to play a musical instrument as they get older. More importantly, providing opportunities to explore music and musical instruments  provides your child with experiences that assists your toddler’s perceptual development, which is the second level of sensory development.  In today’s post I would like to discuss how providing your toddler with musical experiences allows them to not only understand the basic elements of music but also foster perceptual development.  The following ideas will be discussed:

  • What is Perceptual Development?
  • Perceptual Development and music
  • What are the basic elements of music that can be learned by toddlers?
  • Sample activities that can be employed to allow your toddler to experiment with these basic elements of music.
  • How these activities are connected to your toddlers perceptual development.

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How To Earn Money With Music: Putting Your Musical Skills To Work

Many people learn to play an instrument for pure enjoyment but eventually want to discover how to earn money with music. At some point all musicians will begin to wonder if they could possibly turn there passion into real income. The truth is there are numerous ways to earn an income with your musical skills. Some of them are pretty obvious while others may come as a surprise. Todays post will present and explore the many different ways that an individual can monetize their musical passion and skills.

How to Earn Money With Music

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5 Reasons For Not Playing A Musical Instrument: BUSTED!!

Thus far I have discussed many reasons for playing a musical instrument. However, there are many barriers that people create when deciding whether to learn to play an instrument or to simply walk away. Today I would like to address the top 5 reasons I hear people give for not learning to play a musical instrument. First of all I will admit that I truly believe all of the these reasons along with many more are not legit. They are EXCUSES!

If you have found yourself saying I can’t learn to play an musical instrument because………..then this post is for you!

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Melody’s Journey! The Benefits of Being a Musician!

Benefits of being a musician

The Benefits of being a musician differs from person to person. While many of us will emphasize on similar benefits, every musician has their own journey. Today I would like to focus on my journey as a musician and discuss the benefits that have pushed me to keep doing what I love.

I would like to tackle these benefits by dividing them into the following categories.

  • Personal benefits – How I have grown and developed as a person
  • Social Benefits – What being a musician means to my social life
  • Income Benefits – How I have generated a little extra cash from performing

Before discussing these benefits I would like to once again emphasize that some of these benefits are different for every individual. Each musician will speak of these benefits with regards to their journey and how it has affected their lives.

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