4 Reasons Kids Enjoy Summer Music Lessons

Summer is a favorite season for kids. More play time, less school time, and a break from the busy routines that accompany the school year are just a few of the things kids love about summer. As kids have more time and energy on their hands, they’re often looking for new experiences. Here are 4 reasons kids engage well in summer music lessons.

Opportunity for New Adventures

Whether kids are continuing with a previous instrument or starting a new instrument, there’s always a new adventure. One of the benefits of music lessons is the sense of accomplishment that students feel when they learn a new skill. As students learn a new piece of music, they gain more than just musical skills. They gain pride in achieving goals and confidence in their musical talents. Instead of saying “I’m bored” this summer, give your child the opportunity for a new adventure to conquer.

Relief from Summer’s Heat

When kids list their favorite summer activities, going to the pool, playing at the park, and riding bikes rank at the top of the list. While there’s lots of time to enjoy these pastimes in the summer, kids also need a break from the heat. Playing a musical instrument provides an excellent indoor activity during the hottest parts of the day. Kids can entertain themselves and other family members by giving “concerts” to share their new music pieces.

Outlet for Creative Expression

Does your child enjoy building with legos or creating art projects? If so, the creative juices are already flowing! There’s a unique outlet for creativity that’s inherent to music. Kids enjoy writing their own songs and improvising on familiar tunes. While kids are free from the pressure of long school days, summer music lessons provide a great opportunity for creative instincts to flourish.

Fun to Play (without devices)

With the extra time that summer provides, kids frequently look for activities to fill the day. Activities that engage kids on multiple levels tend to be kid-favorites activities. A great alternative to engaging in games on the iPad or shows on Netflix is playing a musical instrument. Music engages a kid’s mind, heart, and body. Kids use their hands to play the instrument, their brains to create music, and their hearts to have fun. Music has a way of making life better. As kids play a favorite song, they often burst into a smile that expresses the joy of the music.

To include music lessons in your summer fun, click here to sign up for music lessons at Dawson Music Academy.

Contributor Kimberly Jones is a wife, mother, and the Director of the Dawson Music Academy at the Dawson Family of Faith.