You’re used to saying the “ABC”s with your children, but did you know singing the “Do Re Mi”s together can help them read better, too? Research supports music to be helpful in contributing to their development. Reading Rockets, a national multimedia literacy initiative that offers information and resources on how young children learn to read, […]Read more "How ‘Do-Re-Mi’s can help children read better"
Without being too smug, I have the answer to the success (or failure) of public education. Please bear with me. Our school district, like many school districts, prepares earnestly for the dreaded PSSA tests. Our school district, like many school districts, continues to score low. After each notification of our PSSA disappointing results, heart-wretching reflection […]Read more "FIXING PUBLIC EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CRUCIAL FOR STUDENT SUCCESS"
Your child wants to play an instrument—now what? We asked music instructors to weigh in on renting vs. buying, how to choose what to play, and the benefits of private and group lessons. It was 1998 when I decided I wanted to play the violin. Only 5 years old, I was watching Disney’s Young Musicians […]Read more "The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument"
Imagine for a moment a single extracurricular activity that could universally benefit children academically, socially, and personally. Imagine something that could help develop key brain functions and sharpen cognition, as well as improve self-confidence. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Well, such an activity does exist: Music education. Music education does so much more than just teach […]Read more "Music Education For Children: Much More Than A Melody"
The term “cognitive inhibition” doesn’t sound particularly attractive, but it describes a vitally important mental process. It refers to our capability to tune out irrelevant information and focus our attention on the matter at hand. Obviously, this ability to concentrate is more important than ever, in a world where we are constantly beckoned by a […]Read more "Another Brain Benefit of Music Lessons"