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BENEFITS OF MUSIC LESSONS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Young adults find that music and voice lessons prepare them for their careers—even if they're not aiming to be professional musicians! Music and voice lessons improve creativity and social skills as well as provide a means for relaxation.

Preparation for the workplace

The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace. (U.S.HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CONCURRENT RES. 355, MARCH 6, 2006)

The fact is the education system we're all trying so hard to improve was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries to meet the needs of a different age—the age of industrialism. But America is rapidly becoming a post-industrial economy. Now we need visionaries who can anticipate the future we face, while building on the traditions we've inherited. We need to figure out where we're going and reconfigure education accordingly.

(ROBINSON, SIR KEN, "HOW CREATIVITY, EDUCATION AND THE ARTS SHAPE A MODERN ECONOMY," EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES ECS), 2005)

 

Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.

(THOMAS, L., "CASE FOR MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS," PHI DELTA KAPPA, 1994)

 

The foremost technical designers and engineers in Silicon Valley are almost all practicing musicians. (DICKINSON, D., MUSIC AND THE MIND, 1993)

 

Adults in their 20’s and 30’s see lessons as a creative outlet and something to help them de-stress after a long day, as well as other health benefits of learning music. For many, music and voice lessons are the beginning steps of a career in live performance or recorded music. For others, music lessons are a way to express emotion or impress others with their new-found talents through a birthday, wedding, or special event performance.

Excerpts from:  http://takelessons.com/info/adult-music-lessons