Whether you're learning to sing or learning a musical instrument, music education is an important subject every child should learn. But, with many schools doing away with their music education programs many children are missing out on the benefits of music education. Being a homeschool family means it's my job to incorporate music education into our homeschool curriculum. Thankfully, Fender Play has an online learning program that teaches new guitar players to get playing in minutes with a series of instructional videos and hands-on exercises, to help kids like ours foster a new love for music as they learn to play guitar at home.
Fender Learn to Play Guitar at Home
Adding music education to our homeschool curriculum was a top priority for my husband and me. Not only did my husband play in a band throughout college and beyond, but I have fond memories of playing in my high school band growing up. While we both have experience fluently reading music and playing musical instruments, the thought of teaching new students music education felt a bit overwhelming.
That's why I was so excited to try the Fender Learn to Play Guitar at Home program. The Fender Play curriculum is designed so that after a few short lessons, a player will be able to learn something new, whether it’s a skill, a recognizable riff, or a full song. Plus, since Fender Play is fun and song-based, our kids have loved learning to play the songs they love once they've been broken down into to the basics first.
Another important reason to incorporate music education into your child's study is that kids who learn musical instruments like guitar do well socially. Not only are they more confident, they develop better coordination, math skills, concentration, and more. Here are a few benefits children enjoy when they learn to play guitar at home:
- Musical training helps develop language skills, reasoning, mastery of memorization, and can teach a valuable lesson in discipline.
- Learning music gives children a sense of achievements which encourages kids to improve their work in school.
- Many students who have musical training score higher on the SAT.
- Introducing music in the childhood years can build imagination and curiosity towards the arts even beyond music.
But best of all, and more importantly, Fender Play has created an unforeseen musical bond between our children and their dad. A bond I know he cherishes more than words will ever say. I love listening to my three boys, big and small, learn and play new riffs and songs together every day.
Now you too can bring the love of music to your children when you start your FREE 30-Day Trial at play.fender.com. You won't regret bringing music education into your child's life.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.