When you start to think about taking music lessons and learning an instrument, it can feel overwhelming. There are so many options to choose from and sometimes it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. Here at Omaha School of Music and Dance, we offer a wide variety of music lessons, including piano, voice, drums, and wind instruments. We also offer lessons for stringed instruments, including the violin. Violin may seem like a challenging instrument to play, and honestly, it isn’t easy, but if you put in the time and effort, the benefits are very rewarding. Here are just a few of them that you can look forward to as an avid violin player.
- Improve memory and attention
- The violin requires daily practice. You have to be able to focus when you practice, especially during your weekly lessons. That can help improve the student’s attention span. It can also help improve memory. There are many things you have to remember while playing the violin. The notes, the chords, and where to place your fingers on the strings are just a few. All of this and more can help improve attention span and memory.
- It can help your posture.
- Believe it or not, playing the violin can help with improving how you sit and stand. Not many people think about it, but while playing the violin you have to stand up straight with your shoulders and arms holding the instrument a certain way. Even if you play sitting down, a straight strong back is vital for good playing. Doing this daily when you practice, will translate into your everyday life at work or school.
- Playing the violin has social benefits.
- There are actually many social benefits to playing the violin that you may not think of. Taking lessons is a good conversation starter to make new friends and when meeting new people. It can be interesting to talk about with family when you gather. When you come for weekly lessons, you get to know your teacher and make connections with them as well as the other students at Omaha School of Music and Dance. One last social benefit is the orchestra. At many Omaha area high schools and middle schools, they offer orchestra as a class or extracurricular activity. Kids create lifelong friendships and connections from being involved in orchestra. Being involved can also boost their confidence in social situations as well.
If you are interested in taking violin lessons here at Omaha School of Music and Dance, there are a few ways you can get registered. You can visit us in person, we are located off of 144th and Dodge. You can give us a call at 402-515-9639, or visit our contact page.