Music is everywhere you put your ear to! It can change emotions, engage a room of people, and get your body shaking! Music has the uncanny ability to reach people both in on an emotional and physical level. Many teachers today are realizing that music can help kids learn better, and have a positive learning experience in the classroom.

How Best to Use Music

Whether you are homeschooling your children or want a little bit of extra motivation to have your children help around the house, music is the way to go! Put some peppy, upbeat music on and your kids are sure to appear at least for some dancing! Doing chores around the house is fun and light-hearted when you have music to motivate and keep you moving. Even while you cook, you can have something a little lighter, like jazz, to keep you going on that favorite recipe. 

If you are going to be using music in a more serious teaching capability, be sure not to overdo it. If you change the tempo or style of the music too often, this can actually lead to kids getting too distracted. This can lead to having issues retaining information and staying focused while learning when the music is continually changing. This is especially true if it is within a shorter amount of time. 

Teaching with Music

Music can inspire, motivate, brighten, and enhance moods that children are going through. Music can easily de-stress environments where a child may be struggling to grasp something, or is having a hard time focusing or retaining information. Music is therapeutic, so it in turn will relax most people, even if they are up and dancing. It leaves them feeling more carefree, so they are able to focus on the tasks at hand rather than stressing about other things. It can also enhance a person’s creativity, leading to a better learning experience, and also their problem-solving can increase or become more focused. Music can help kids work together as well, so if your children at home are getting on each other’s nerves, try playing some music in the background to help!

Katie Kyzivat