When the dust settles on those first chaotic weeks of getting kids back to school, parents turn their attention to a bigger challenge: how to help their child make the most of this academic year and the years to come. As millions of children settle back into school this fall, Guitar Center is reinforcing its commitment to developing the next generation of musicians through music education by releasing the findings of their research study. This study explores the effects of supplemental music lessons on the development of children ages 7 to 17 – effects that could be the key to their ongoing success.
The study finds that students participating in supplemental music lessons enjoy a variety of positive effects and healthy habits – including self-imposed limitation of screen time; increased problem-solving skills, time management and prioritization; increased self-awareness and social skills, and more.
Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Music Education for Guitar Center, who instructed Grammy nominated musician Anderson .Paak, is available for a phone interview to discuss key findings from the study including:
+ The role that limited screen time has in the healthy development of children
+ Positive effects for students participating in supplemental music lessons
+ Top five effects for students ages 7-17, after a year of participating in private music lessons