These Performances Might Inspire Your Teen to Take Music Lessons

Taking music lessons can be a fun and rewarding activity for teens, offering benefits that extend beyond just learning to play an instrument.

Learning music doesn’t have to be a chore. Try to find ways to make it fun, such as finding a popular song they love, seeking out a teacher that they can relate to, or allowing them to choose their instrument and personalize it.

There are some really cool music schools out there now that offer more than the boring old guitar and piano classes of my youth.

Consider Sgammato Music School in Tampa: “In addition to basic weekly instruction on high-end music equipment, we place a strong emphasis on big-production live performances, high quality studio recordings, digital worldwide music releases, and young artist booking and management – all included with tuition.”

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Sgammato students not only practice together, they record and release their performances on YouTube and many of them are really cool:

Sgammato Music’s philosophy emphasizes performing and recording together as a way to motivate and encourage kids: “Treat a kid like an amateur, and they’ll play like one. Treat a young artist like a professional, and they’ll become one.”

Benefits of Music Lessons for Teenagers

Music lessons can be awesome for teenagers in many ways:

  1. Improved cognitive abilities: Learning to play an instrument involves multiple parts of the brain and can enhance cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, and spatial reasoning.
  2. Increased self-confidence: As teenagers progress in their musical abilities, they may gain more self-confidence, especially if they perform in front of others.
  3. Enhancing creativity: Learning music can help teenagers to be more creative in expressing themselves through various forms of art, such as songwriting or improvisation.
  4. Improving discipline: Music lessons require regular practice, which can help teenagers develop discipline and time-management skills.
  5. Socialization: Taking music lessons provides opportunities for teenagers to meet and interact with others who share their interests, which can help them build social skills and make new friends.

Of course, it’s important to respect your teenager’s interests and not force them to learn an instrument if they really aren’t interested.

Pushing music or any other lessons on kids almost never works in the long run. All you can do is encourage them to give it a try, but ultimately the final decision must be theirs.


Carlo Garcia

Carlos is a new dad, an old son, and a youth sports coach. He's also a freelance writer who loves to buy and try the latest tech products.

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