Back to School with Music Education from the Royal Conservatory of Music

Posted by Wanda Lynne Young on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Under: Toronto Arts

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My parents tell me I spent a great deal of my toddler years making music with wooden spoons, pots and pans. By all accounts my music appreciation started early, and by the time I was in grade one my wooden spoons were traded in for piano keys. My father has always had an appreciation for classical music. My mother was a former school teacher who used music as a teaching tool. Both of my parents recognized the developmental benefits of music lessons as part of a child’s overall education and I appreciate them for acting on this knowledge. My parents sought out a music teacher who could help me channel my musical energy and hone my piano playing skills. They found Dr. Frazer who was an accomplished piano instructor with The Royal Conservatory of Music


The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification, and arts-based social programs. The mission of The Royal Conservatory – to develop human potential through leadership in music and the arts – is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity's greatest means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion. Advancing the transformative effect that music and the arts have on society lies at the heart of everything The Royal Conservatory does.

My weekly lessons with Dr. Frazer concentrated on learning classical music compositions. My 5 years of piano instruction included daily home practice, weekly in studio lessons, recitals and competitions. Over the years I benefited greatly from my music education and related piano lesson experiences. My music lessons helped me to gain confidence and pride through participation in recitals and competitions. My daily piano practices, weekly lessons, and music studies developed a skill set that led me to become a more efficient and dedicated student in the elementary and secondary classrooms. 

To find out where you can locate a private music instructor for your child please visit the Royal Conservatory of Music’s online National Music Teacher Directory. 


Music lessons provide many benefits to children, and enhance the areas of intellectual, social, and creative potential. The benefits of music education include improved language abilities, and an increase in the areas of emotional resilience, empathy, attention span, focus, and self-confidence. Music education has also been linked to a higher IQ and academic performance. 

Learn more about the benefits of music education from The Royal Conservatory of Music’s study, “The Benefits of Music Education: An Overview of Neuroscience Research”.

Finding a qualified music instructor can be a daunting task when you’re considering music lessons for your child. If you’re wondering where to start your search The Royal Conservatory of Music can assist you with a list of RCM certified instructors in their National Music Teacher Directory. I urge you to encourage your child’s musical side and find a music teacher to help bring out the best of your child’s musical ability and expand their education to include music appreciation. 

Check out The Royal Conservatory of Music for more information and visit their National Music Teacher Directory to locate instructors available in your area.
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