I’ve been playing violin since age 7, and I dreaded practicing for so long! It was such a dreary activity, I didn’t know what to do. For kids that are so young, practicing without tangible goals can be a tough activity. With our Musical Ladder System the goals are very clear as well as the rewards. A beginning guitar student here at United Conservatory of Music Fresno will be able to improve their skills!

Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and how they help them improve, with the Musical Ladder System you will be able to clearly track progress. Besides the recitals which happen every 6 months it is the perfect way to see how your child is doing.

Here are 10 things Music lessons can provide:

1. Coordination and physical ability: Playing an instrument can be a great way to improve hand eye coordination as well as motor skills. Children must use their whole bodies to keep the rhythm going when they play. They also must coordinate different motions with their hands at the same time. In doing so, they develop strength and coordination.

2. Confidence: Achieving goals can be a great way for a child to improve confidence. By attaining goals they are able to improve their self-esteem, as well as their overall outlook in what they can do!

3. Improve academically: There is tremendous data to support the fact that there are connections between music lessons and nearly every measure of academic achievement: SAT scores, high school GPA, reading comprehension, and math skills. Music helps memory and also improves their ability to recall information which is a powerful tool for learning.