There are many reasons to participate in the Children’s Choir here at the Omaha School of Music and Dance! We have detailed three of the most significant reasons below.
- It’s Fun!
First and foremost, the Children’s Choir at the Omaha School of Music and Dance is fun! Students will work on their voices in a welcoming, friendly environment. In addition, the choir is 15 or fewer students, which means that each student gets personalized attention.
2. Singing Releases Endorphins
Another benefit of singing is endorphins! Singing releases endorphins in the brain, such as oxytocin, which is a natural stress reliever and it can also alleviate feelings of stress, depression, and loneliness. How awesome is that?!
3. Research Proven Benefits
“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.” — Cheryl Lavender, Music Educator, Composer, and Author
Research has proven the undeniable benefits of music making on children’s cognition, self-esteem, and academic ability.
In a 2009 survey by Chorus America, they found:
Children who sing in choruses have academic success and valuable life skills.
Several of the study’s major findings for young singers include:
-There are approximately 10.1 million American children singing in choruses today.
-The majority of parents surveyed believe multiple skills increased after their child joined a chorus. Seventy-one percent say their child has become more self-confident, 70% say their child’s self-discipline has improved, and 69% state their child’s memory skills have improved.
-More than 80% of educators surveyed—across multiple academic disciplines—agree with parent assessments that choir participation can enhance numerous aspects of a child’s social development and academic success. Educators also observe that children who sing are better participants in group activities, have better emotional expression, and exhibit better emotional management.
-Ninety percent of educators believe singing in a choir can keep some students engaged in school who might otherwise be lost—this is particularly true of educators (94%) who describe the ethnicity of their schools as diverse.
-Children who participate in a chorus get significantly better grades than children who have never sung in a choir. Forty-five percent of parents whose children sing state their child receives “all or mostly A’s” in mathematics (vs. 38% of non-choir parents) and 54% get “all or mostly A’s” in English and other language arts classes (vs. 43%).
Interested in signing up for Children’s Choir? Please visit our website for additional details at https://www.omahaschoolofmusicanddance.com/childrens-choir-omaha-ne/.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you in class!