The  benefits of music education

Choosing the best future for your child

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Quick facts

It’s well known that picking up an instrument can be a brilliant addition to a child’s education. Not only is it a rewarding new skill, but learning to play an instrument has a significant impact on all areas of development:

  • It improves academic skills

    Children who play a musical instrument achieve higher average test scores. (source: Cambridge Assessment)

  • It develops physical ability

    Music is proven to have a positive impact on motor skills and spatial intelligence. (source: Stage Music Center)

  • It boosts self-esteem and social skills

    Learning to play significantly impacts self-esteem. Playing as part of an ensemble is a great for learning to value working with others. (source: National Association for Musical Education)

  • It builds healthy discipline

    Learning to play an instrument takes frequent, dedicated practice and demonstrates the rewards. (source:

‘When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.’

Check out this informative video by TedEd to further explore the positive effects that come with playing an instrument!

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Choosing your instrument

At Lycaeum, we pride ourselves on working with a network of tutors that cover all instruments — orchestral and solo. It’s a good idea to spend some time considering what instrument is the right choice for you or your child. There’s many to choose from, which means there’s bound to be one (or multiple!) that’s a good fit.

Here’s a few popular examples:

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Often said to be the most popular musical instrument in the world, the piano is a classic choice for those looking to learn music. The piano has the widest tonal range of all the instruments.

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The violin is popular both as an orchestral and as a solo instrument. A 500-year old instrument, the violin has a long classical history in addition to its frequent use in some styles of contemporary music.

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Versatile instruments used in a variety of music styles — you can choose an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar or a ukulele depending on what type of music you’d like to play. 

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The recorder is one of the earliest woodwind instruments, popular during the Baroque period. The flute is a similar instrument, though differs slightly in the way it is held and the sound it produces.

Our experienced team members are always available to help if you’d like to find out more about learning to play an instrument, just press the button below to get in touch!