Did you know that children who learn how to play an instrument early on in their lives may be more likely to maintain their hearing and other neurological capabilities as they age? Current research shows that older adults who played an instrument or learned to read music as a child maintained a better auditory system and a sharper brain than their non-musical counterparts. Music lessons also played a vital role in helping those adults enjoy better balance and memory.
Participating in music lessons also offers short-term benefits to children, such as better rhythmic skills and improved reading skills. To learn more about the benefits of music lessons, check out this video.
Music is just one of the many creative subjects that we encourage students to explore in our arts-based elective courses at Orinda Academy. To learn more about the college prep curriculum at Orinda Academy, visit us online or call (925) 357-9719.