Kids and Music Lessons

The following article is taken from Today’s Parent Magazine . It gives parents some great insight into music and your child and it is terrific to see how they champion group lessons, which is exactly how we teach Music for Young Children. To see the original just click on Today’s Parent Magazine . Music lessons can enhance kids’ attention spans, improve their studies in other areas and inspire a love of music. Susan Spicer Katie Preston was inspired to take up the violin at age four after hearing a concert that featured a group of boys and girls playing. Why …

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Music Lessons Prime the Mind for Learning

KANATA, Ontario, September 02, 2011 – According to an Early Brain Development Conference “by the age of three, brains of children are 2½ times more active than the brains of adults and they stay that way for the first 10 years of life. They are biologically primed for learning”. Playing different sports requires concentration but nothing like the concentration required to perform a major repertoire of classical music. Playing the piano also encourages creativity which opens children’s minds to new horizons. It enables children to communicate through tempos and dynamics, to express themselves. And it helps children learn persistence which …

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Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence

Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence A fellow MYC teacher found this article and I thought it was definitely one to pass on. We’ve always know that music education has wonderful benefits, but to see how just one month of music classes impacted the children’s vocabulary is pretty cool. Take a minute to read this article from Miller-McCune.com, I think you’ll enjoy it as well. “Canadian researchers report the verbal intelligence of 4- to 6-year-olds rises after only one month of musical training. A just-published study from Canada suggests early music education stimulates a child’s brain, leading to improved performance …

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The importance of parent-child music classes

KANATA, Ontario, June 21, 2011 – By being present in classes, parents become aware of their child’s learning styles, strengths and interests. Parent participation allows reinforcement of concepts and skill-building at home. The presence of a parent provides stability and security for the child, for whom this may be the first structured experience. Parents believe they should be involved with their children’s homework and that it creates parent-child bonding. This is quality time and parents can help children with daily practice which builds a habit that leads to progress and a feeling of success. I like the variety in the …

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