1. Brain Gain
Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. Current research shows that brain development continues for many years after birth and that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information in your child's memory.

2. They will learn to Plan Ahead
There is a link between music and spatial intelligence (the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things). This kind of intelligence, by which your child can visualize various elements that should go together, is critical to the sort of thinking necessary for everything from solving advanced mathematics problems to being able to pack a bag with everything that will be needed for the day (including their music book!).

3. Bright Sparks
Recent studies show that students who study music are more successful on standardized tests at primary school. They also achieve higher grades in high school and a high proportion will go onto tertiary study.

4. If a Job's worth doing….
In the study of music your child will learn craftsmanship as they study how details are put together painstakingly and what constitutes good, as opposed to mediocre work. These standards, when applied to your child's own work, demand a new level of excellence and require him/her to extend themselves.

5. Practice makes Perfect!
In music, a mistake is a mistake; the instrument is in tune or not, the notes are well played or not, the entrance is made or not. It is only by much hard work that a successful performance is possible. Through music study, your child will learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.

6. No "I" in team
Music study will enhance your child's teamwork skills and discipline. In order for an orchestra to sound good, all players must work together harmoniously towards a single goal - the performance, and must commit to learning music, attending rehearsals, and practicing.

7. Self Esteem
Music provides children with a means of self-expression. Now that there is relative security in the basics of existence (food and shelter), the challenge is to make life meaningful and to reach for a higher stage of development. Everyone needs to be in touch at some time in their life with his/her core, with who they are and what they feel. Self-esteem is a by-product of this self-expression and this is an extremely important trait for young person to develop.

8. Task Orientation
Music study develops skills that are necessary in the workplace. It focuses on "doing," as opposed to observing, and will teach your child how to perform, literally, anywhere in the world. Employers are looking for multi-dimensional workers with the sort of flexible and supple intellects that music education helps to create as described above. In the music classroom, children also learn to communicate better and cooperate with one another.

9. Out of their Comfort Zone
Once your child starts performing he/she will learn to conquer fear and to take risks. Risk-taking is essential if your child is to fully develop to his or her potential and music performance provides a safe environment for this development to take place.