Music is a big part of my life. I play instruments, sing, and listen to music on a daily basis. I’ve been playing piano for more than 35 years. The classical music education that I have received as a child has helped me become an excellent communicator, writer, and translator.
It is no secret that music is beneficial to communication development. Singing improves phonological awareness, pitch awareness, vocabulary and sentence development as well as rhythm. Learning to play an instrument improves auditory memory, tone and phrasing, and it teaches your brain to conduct many activities at once. Overall, music is a multi-sensory activity that stimulates the brain and develops verbal, communication and visual skills.
Personally, I think I am a better translator because of music.
I have developed skills such as attention to detail, recognition of tone, understanding of meaning and interpretation, focus and concentration, rhythm in words and sentences, and mostly, dedication and discipline.
If your goal is to become a translator, I strongly suggest that you learn to play an instrument. So, go ahead, pick up a guitar and start singing.
You don’t know where music will take you unless you give it a whirl!