The Summer is a wonderful time to take music lessons! Not only is it easier to learn and focus on your music over the school break, but you can find inspiration in the music to help you throughout other facets of your life. Consider these benefits:
Students Face Less Pressure During Summer Break
During the summer there isn’t a recital right around the corner to prepare for. It’s a great time to work on literally whatever you want without the pressure of needing to perfect it for an upcoming performance.
Summer Means More Free Time
During the summer you have much more free time. During the school year you have limited time for practice due to homework constraints. By taking lessons during the summer, you give yourself the opportunity to take the time to truly absorb the material taught in the lessons.
Flexible Schedules Make Summer Music Lessons Easier
Because school is out we can schedule lessons at any time during day and are not limited to just having lessons at night. This allows you to choose when to learn and practice and allows you to enjoy other parts of the summer vacation as well.
Fewer Distractions Lead To More Focused Learning
During the school year, your mind tends to be on several things at once. You are thinking about completing your homework, studying for a big test, and preparing for a project at the end of the semester. This takes up a lot of space in your brain, leaving less time and focus for your lessons. During the summer, however, your distractions are minimal, therefore leaving most of your focus on your music.
User It Or Loose It!
Music is kind of like exercising. We all know if that we exercise our body regularly that there is a benefit to our health. But, just because you exercised for 10 months straight doesn’t mean you can stop exercising for 2 months and keep your health exactly where it was the last day you worked out! What really actually happens is, your health begins to deteriorate slowly. Do that for a number of months, and all of your hard work is reversed. The same thing happens in music. You have worked hard on your instrument all school year, and if you take the summer off from lessons you will LOSE IT because you didn’t USE IT all summer long. This re-learning process can be very frustrating and thankfully is avoidable!
By having more free time, better focus and less distractions, your creative side comes out. We can explore composing your own music and come up with some truly unique creations.
Take these advantages into consideration when planning for the summer. Harp or piano lessons offer you more than learning to play or compose your own music; they literally make a positive impact on your entire life, and help you become more successful when you return to school.