When I discovered that today, November 6, is National Saxophone Day, I suddenly became curious. I wondered how many of you play a musical instrument. Research has informed us that children who learn to play musical instruments benefit in many ways. Increased memory skills and improved math and reading skills are three such benefits. The ability to persevere is another. Of course not all children have the same musical opportunities. I had the opportunity to learn to play the piano, but I didn’t have the perseverance—most likely because I wasn’t very good at playing. How about you? What’s your musical makeup?
And I have one more wonder. Do you know how many of your students play musical instruments? If so, please share.
It’s never too late to learn, right?