Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music
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Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music

Ever since childhood, I’ve been a musical person. At the age of seven, I started taking piano lessons. When I was a teenager, I began singing solos at community events. Not surprisingly, I adore wind chimes. Every time the wind blows, these beautiful music makers spring into action. Their soothing, melodious, and high pitched sound calms and refreshes me. I am amazed at the amount of eclectic wind chimes available for sale at various retailers. One can enjoy the music of pig, cat, or even seashell themed wind chimes. If you know someone who enjoys natural harmonies, wind chimes make a perfect gift. On this blog, you will discover how to buy the right set of wind chimes for your loved one. Enjoy!

Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music

An Unexpected Benefit Of Superstar Adoration

Tyler Morgan

If you've got a little girl in your house, chances are you've got a Taylor Swift fan. She probably knows every song by heart (and by default, so do you.) She may have the singer's posters on her walls, some cowboy boots in her closet, and she may spend a lot of time in front of the mirror singing into her hairbrush. She's a member of the Taylor Swift fan club, for sure, and her biggest goal in life is to attend a Taylor Swift concert. While you don't necessarily want to discourage her love of the superstar, perhaps you wish there was a more constructive use for all this adoration. Well, maybe there is! Have you considered guitar lessons? Music lessons of all kinds have many benefits, and your little girl's interest in Ms. Swift's music is a great springboard into some of those benefits. So get ready for the guitars!

Patience and discipline

Learning to play an instrument well isn't an instantaneous event. It takes time, practice, concentration and perseverance to be able to play a complete song. Learning to focus and taking small steps towards a larger goal will translate well into real life as your child will come to understand that effort pays off in the long run.

Improving academic skills

Music and math skills go hand in hand. Understanding beat and rhythm teach dividing and creating fractions. Learning scales is understanding patterns. Memorizing bridges and eventually whole pieces draws on short and long term memory, skills your child can draw upon for academic success. 

Improving physical skills

When you play music, you often need to do several things at once. For the guitar, your child's hands may need to each be doing different things, while her eyes read sheet music. Enhancing coordination and teaching timing can improve a child's skill in other areas of life such as dance, baseball and other sports.

Accepting feedback and boosting self-esteem

Guitar lessons will offer your child the chance to receive constructive criticism and give her the chance to turn that criticism into a positive outcome. Demonstrating that a skill has been learned and that difficulties have been overcome is great for your kiddo's self-esteem. 

For years, kids have idolized music stars. They sing the songs, wear the clothes and attend the concerts. So why not play the instrument? Learning to play the guitar is a great way for your daughter to benefit from her love of Taylor Swift. The skills she'll learn will likely last well past her obsession with the star herself.