Why your child should study music
- Exposure to music makes children smarter.
- Children who take piano lessons are able to learn complex math problems earlier than those who’ve had no musical training.
- Adults who studied music before the age of 12 had better memories for words than those who did not. – researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Significantly more of the brain is used during music making than previously thought. -Dr. Lawrence Parsons of the University of Texas ・San Antonio
- Rhythmic movement plays a critical role in the reading process -the ability to keep a steady beat ・simply clapping hands rhythmically – figures prominently in cognitive development. -Phyllis Weikart the University of Michigan
- Music training, specifically piano instruction, is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science. – psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin
- Preschoolers have lots to gain from listening to music because it encourages movement. – Dr. Rosalie Pratt, Brigham Young University
Music for Young Children builds a solid foundation of understanding and enjoyment of music. Singing together creates a special bond. Keyboard playing and rhythm ensembles nurture team skills. Creative movement develops individual expressiveness. Music reading and theory are reinforced with group activities and with colorful, hands-on materials. Composing integrates aural and written skills and gives children a sense of ownership.
Reference: Clear Benefits [of Studying Music] – by MYC