Teaching April 10, 2017 Dysmusia – how dyslexic research and therapy can overcome difficulties in reading music notation

Cellist and language therapist Dr Elizabeth Morrow describes developmental dysmusia – an inability to read a musical score – and offers guidance for teachers in overcoming the difficulty. About five years ago my professional life took a hard right turn, which has opened up a surprising area of inquiry. As a newly Certified Academic Language […]

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Learning the language of music: is it child’s play?

The italian Reggio Emilia approach is now considered the most progressive and desirable early-childhood educational approach in the world. These schools value children’s innate abilities and nurture artistic and creative intelligences through play-based emersion in the “poetic languages” such as visual arts, music, poetry, dance, drama or photography. But how might a particular language, such […]

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The Relationship Between Music Education and Brain Development

How the brain responds to and benefits from music education. Even if you don’t consider yourself “musical,” you should still enroll your child in music performance classes. Why? Because, according to research, music bestows plenty of non-musical brain development benefits. In fact, it can make your child’s brain physically larger and enhance brain function. The links between […]

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