We tend to associate learning Carnatic music with young children. And we believe that it is a great idea to introduce music to children early on. However, there’s no such thing as “it’s too late” to start learning. Here are some reasons why learning Indian classical music, at any age, comes with many benefits:
1 – It’s good for all ages
Music for young children leads to focus and better motor skills, and for elderly people improves memory and hearing. In many cases, it has also been shown to offset some of the mental discomforts of ageing.
2 – It builds discipline
Learning to sing or play within a set scale and rhythm is a great way to start working with structure. Working on a sustainable practice schedule develops a sense of discipline, which is a wonderful quality to build at any age.
3 – It is a great stress buster
Different ragas convey different moods and emotions, and Carnatic music comes with a great range of expressions. Learning to sing or play these ragas is an effective way to recharge.