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03/02/2015
 As a parent, you are likely often thinking of ways you can help your child reach the highest academic success. You might be working with your child in areas where he or she is having trouble already, and perhaps even providing a tutor for your child. However, when it comes to helping your child become his or her best, academically, you should also consider thinking outside of the box. For instance, if you want to see your child improve dramatically in academics, you could try encouraging him or her to learn how to play a musical instrument.

When your child starts to learn a musical instrument, you’ll find one of the first thing the teacher will expect your child to understand is how to listen to the music, being able to determine whether or not he or she is off key. Likewise your child will need to hear the tune of the music, the key it’s in, and if your child desires to play music by ear, then this is extra important. That being said, you can expect that your child’s listening skills will improve as he or she is beginning to learn the process of playing a musical instrument.

Likewise, you can expect that your child’s math skills will take a turn for the better. Think about how music is structured. It is quite mathematical, in fact. From counting beats to hearing and playing complex rhythms, this is the case. You will begin to notice then, that your child will be more prone to understanding complex math.

When learning to play an instrument, it is crucial that the learner realizes that quality, specifically speaking of practice time, is much more important than quantity. Think about it. As your child begins to practice, he or she should begin to appreciate the idea that the quality of the time practicing is the most valuable. This will cause your child to be mindful of both time management and organization.

Though your child is now on the way to musical genius, he or she may still need some assistance in a particular academic area. You may also want to keep in mind that learning a musical instrument is another great way to motivate a child with a learning disability. The Tutoring Center has a prepared tutoring staff, ready to assist your child in all things academic. For tutoring in Foster City, contact us at (650) 638-9163 to see how we can best serve you and your family.

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