The importance of artistic expression cannot be understated within the education sector and creativity is something that all schools should encourage where they can. There is an incontestable amount of research showcasing that an education rich in music improves student’s cognitive function and academic performance. STEM is focused on stimulating students and sparking curiosity to instil the need for challenge, leading to them exploring deeper meaning and understanding of fields that interest them.
The benefits of playing musical instruments
Brain development – Studies show that learning a musical instrument from a young age has many benefits for the brain including increasing verbal memory, spatial reasoning, and literacy skills. Further research indicates it strengthens the brains’ executive function. According to Forgeard, children with at least 3 years of instrumental training outperformed their control counterparts on auditory discrimination ability and fine motors skills as well as vocabulary and nonverbal reasoning skills.
Positive family hobbies – In uncertain times, finding an active hobby that the whole family can enjoy is an essential tool in creating positive wellbeing. Away from the computer games and TV shows, playing musical instruments and singing has been proven to have positive affects on depression, reduces stress and strengthen bonds with others.
Lifelong skills – Playing a musical instrument will be a skill for life. A learning curve that will never end. Whether an 11-year-old beginner or a 60-year-old master, there is always the challenge of learning new skills and the appetite to improve. You are never too young or too old to start that journey.
RockJam was formed over 20 years ago by a small but dedicated group of people with a passionate love of music and shared vision. A strong belief that instruments should be accessible to everyone and that they too should have the opportunity to experience the love of music that they had. RockJam encompasses a large family of modern musical instruments from electric guitars, drum kits and best-selling keyboards worldwide. Always packed with innovative features and accessories, the RockJam brand is ideal for budding musicians who want everything in one box.
RockJam 54 Key Keyboard – RJ654
There’s no better start to learning the piano than with the RockJam 54 electronic keyboard. This is an ideal starter keyboard for any budding young musician, with 100 tones and 100 accompaniment styles, the RJ654 is ready to inspire your first steps in music making. The keyboard has 54 keys and a host of useful features including record and playback, sustain and vibrate.
The built-in teaching mode allows starting musicians to learn at their own pace, featuring an interactive LCD which indicates which keys and chords should be played. The 54 is packed full of features including sustain to let the notes ring out, vibrato for that distinctive tremolo sound and recording feature to perfect that favourite song or compose your own. The large backlit LCD screen also makes it easy for the player to interact with the keyboard’s functions. Additionally, piano keynote stickers are included, giving you a visual guide to the notes you play helping to improve muscle memory.
RockJam 61 Key Keyboard Super-Kit RJ561-SK
Perfect for students, teachers and hobbyists alike, the 661 keyboard super kit is a fantastic 61 key full-size keyboard packed full of features. Offering an impressive selection of instruments, rhythms and demo songs, this keyboard is the ideal started keyboard for everyone. Included is the sturdy keyboard stand, padded keyboard stool and headphones. With 200 instruments, 200 rhythms and 30 demo songs, the RockJam 661 is a versatile piece of kit ready to suit all styles and genres. The 661 includes a host of features including sustain, vibrato and grand piano mode.
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