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Music Lessons for Preschoolers

Windup Music’s program was created to help expand the possibilities of learning music for young children. Most music lessons for preschoolers are offered in group settings because it’s an easier way to engage children of that age group. It is true that they have a shorter attention span and can’t sit still for very long. […]

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Private Music Lessons VS. Group Lessons

Private music lessons and group music lessons both have their benefits. To determine which method is best for your child depends on the kind of music education you are looking for and the ways in which your child learns. Group music lessons can help kids learn the joy in creating music with others. It  can teach them […]

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Interdisciplinary Learning: How music education helps improve other subjects

Music education can help children excel in other subjects in school. I found this great article by Caitlin Esch about how third grade teachers at a public school in San Bruno, Calif near San Francisco, are helping children learn math problems through music. Fractions can get confusing and tricky for some kids, therefore this teacher created a […]

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Imagery Used in Piano Lessons

Imagery is such a powerful tool in teaching music. It is one of my main methods in teaching piano lessons, showing students ways in which sounds can reflect emotion, stories, and images. This is a great way to get young children to explore the sounds of their instrument and create different textures that reflect upon a theme […]

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Learn to Play Music At Any Age

I stumbled upon this adorable video of a two-year old’s attempt in singing the blues with his father jamming on guitar.  I thought it really represented how children can learn to play music at any age. Even though this child’s language skills are premature, he understands and connects with the sounds and characteristics of this musical […]

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How Your Child is Already a Musician

Rhythm is an inherent quality in everyone. It is expressed in the way we speak and through our movement. Rhythm is everywhere.   Rhythm is naturally apparent in language, especially through poetry and speech patterns. Even in regular conversations, we are utilizing rhythms when communicating. Since language and rhythm are so connected, I wanted to use this as a […]

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Benefits of Learning Music

Research on children’s brain development in relation to learning music has been expanding. Scientists have been able to prove some intriguing questions about music’s impact on child development. Results have shown that consistent musical education can strengthen language skills, problem solving, memory, and sound recognition. “Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part […]

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Music Classes Benefit Kids’ Social Development

I found an interesting article from ScienceDaily with a research study from  the British Psychological Society. They examine how taking music classes improves social behaviour in young children.

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Music Research Reveals Importance of Music Lessons

Here is a great article from Boston Magazine, explaining a study conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital about how music training can enhance children’s brain functions. It has some great reasons to encourage more parents to enroll their kids in music lessons.    

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