Yes. Music is as much a physical skill as a mental one.
Benefits of having an instrument during lessons
Learning to write would be incredibly difficult without a pencil or pen. Learning an instrument works in much the same way. Students need to have their instrument during lessons so they can learn:
- How to tune their instrument.
- Effective playing technique that can be seen and addressed by their teacher.
- Correct posture while playing the instrument in order to avoid learning bad habits or developing muscle aches.
Developing a musical relationship
Children who have their own instruments build a sense of responsibility and pride in playing and maintaining their instrument. They are also much more likely to stay motivated to take lessons and develop their skills.