Can you imagine living your life without music? It would be very hard to do so, as music has been hard-wired into our very existence as human beings. While everyone enjoys listening to good music, not many of us are what the world calls ‘musicians’- the ones with the ability to play a musical instrument. This could be due to not having the opportunity to learn as kids or simply due to lack of inclination or proper instruction. However, music is something that is never too late to learn. People who have received a music education are generally smarter than their non-musical counterparts are. Extensive research done in this area has proved that children who learn to play a musical instrument do better in academics.
The music Club of SSMIET was started in the year 2016 with an objective to create awareness among the students about the benefits of learning music. The Music Club of SSMIET provides a platform for students to learn and showcase their Music talents. It provides them with a good opportunity to appreciate and learn Music from various sources. It also provides basic lessons for absolute beginners on instruments like Guitar, keyboards and Drums. The objective of our Music Club is to provide students with an opportunity to beat stress, to learn a new hobby, to develop an ear for music and sense of appreciation and to form a college band in the future.
If you think why should one waste time in learning Music? Here are some facts supported by research that will challenge your prejudices and will open your eyes towards Music:
- Playing a musical instrument relieves stress
Researchers studying the benefits of music have reported that playing a musical instrument on a regular basis can help bring down stress. Studies show that playing an instrument helps in lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn lowers the stress hormone cortisol, thus making us feel relaxed.
- Playing a musical instrument makes you smarter
People who have received a music education are generally smarter than their non-musical counterparts are. Extensive research done in this area has proved that children who learn to play a musical instrument do better in academics. Shaw, Rauscher, Levine, Wright, Dennis and Newcomb, in their research paper titled Music Training Causes Long-Term Enhancement Of Preschool Children’s Spatial-Temporal Reasoning, speak about, “a research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills, the skills necessary for learning math and science.”
- Playing a musical instrument improves your social life
Music helps you connect. Learning an instrument enlarges your social circle since you get to meet more people than you usually would. In children, music can help develop social skills.
- Playing a musical instrument helps build confidence
choosing to take music lessons can help build confidence. Once you are aware that you are able to do something well, like play the flute for instance, you naturally become more confident of your skills.
- Playing a musical instrument teaches patience
Music teachers feel that music can help teach patience. In a world of instant gratification, learning to play an instrument is not something that can happen overnight. It is the daily effort of everyday practice that can help a musician learn how to play without mistakes. This is turn develops patience.
- Playing a musical instrument fosters creativity
Stuck in everyday routine lives; many of us lose touch with our creative side. Learning to play a musical instrument, especially when you reach advanced levels, can foster that lost creativity.
- Playing a musical instrument improves memory
Music and memories go hand in hand. Learning to play a musical instrument makes you use both parts of your brain and this in turn boosts memory power.
- Playing a musical instrument develops discipline
Music requires dedication and regular practice. Allotting a specific amount of time to practice music daily develops discipline in the learner.
We have planned to establish a tie up with Trinity College of Music Academy in the future.
- Dr. L.Ronald David, Associate professor / English (Music Club in-Charge)
- Dr. Abraham Hudson Mark, Assistant professor / Physics (coordinator)
- Prof.D. Paranthaman, Assistant Professor/ English (coordinator)