10 Non-Musical Skills that Students Can Take Away From Their Music Lessons

The Arts can be a magical thing often preparing students, not just in music, but other areas of life as well. Here are some key takeaways that people may or may not become familiar with while participating in music lessons.

1) Creativity

Performance of any kind, promotes the idea of being able to think on your feet and approach tasks from different perspectives.

2) Confidence

The skills developed through music lessons not only train you on how to successfully deliver a message, but they also train performers on how to command a stage, or room.

3) Problem Solving

Without even realizing it, people who take part in music classes are constantly challenged to solve problems using reasoning and understanding. This can help develop important problem solving skills needed for success.

4) Perseverance

Through taking part in an activity that is constantly challenging or where the participant is learning new things, they learn the art of perseverance.

5) Focus

The ability to focus and concentrate is essential to the completion of projects and work activities in both career and life.

6) Non-Verbal Communication

Through creative experiences in music or the arts, students learn the breakdown of body language mechanics and movement. They are coached in performance skills to ensure that an audience picks up on meanings and message of the medium.

7) Receiving Constructive Feedback

The ability to detach from you personal work to hear constructive feedback will not only make you a better listener, but will also help you to further develop your craft while remaining humble.

8) Collaboration

Working well with others is beneficial not just in music, but also through interpersonal relationships.

9) Dedication

Music takes dedication and perseverance, so does anything else worth doing in life.

10) Accountability

Because mistakes are a regular part of the process while learning anything new, music players become accustomed to the idea that mistakes happen everywhere. Success isn’t the art of not making mistakes, it is how we proceed through our mistakes that really matters.

Phil Barrow

Phil Barrow

Phil discovered his passion for music in his early teens when he began learning to play the guitar. He attended the VCC School of Music where he studied jazz and contemporary guitar performance. Phil joined Resound as a guitar teacher in 2013 and has been the school’s Director since 2014.

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