Music training in early childhood has lasting rewards. There is undeniably strong correlation between music education and the development of skills that children need in order to become successful in life. Self-discipline, patience, sensitivity, coordination and the ability to memorize and concentrate are all enhanced in the study of music. These skills will follow your child on whatever path he or she chooses in life.
You have the chance now to introduce a formative influence that may be second only to the love you give to your child. If you’re looking for a way to provide your child with a source of life-long joy, satisfaction and accomplishment, SoundMonk’s Music Wonderland is an excellent first step.
One gift that really does matter!
As your child’s music education continues and extends to playing in groups, in recitals or in competitions, one reward is the special camaraderie that often blooms between young musicians. This can often lead to friendships that last for years to come. Music can also be a source of stability in the turbulent teenage years. And as an adult, the poise and self-assurance developed by playing and performing music has a very tangible value in the social world. There is also a chance that your child has an exceptional musical talent, in which case a whole world of possibilities- both personal and professional- can be recognized and nurtured.
Music Wonderland Course Details:
- Absolute pitch development through meaningful and memorable play with pitch.
- Sing and hand sign with C Major Solfege
- Learn nursery rhymes using colors, numbers, letters and simple lyrics
- Call and Response Rhythm Lessons, Simple Songs & Ear-Training Games
- Chords work with three major chords I IV V (C F & G)
- Workbooks contain simplified sheet music & activities that teach handwriting, Patterning, Sequencing, Basic math, Literacy, Colors, Beginner Compostion & more.
Enroll your child for SoundMonk’s Music Wonderland course and let your child explore the musical world.
Better sooner than later ….
New evidence exists that there are actual physiological benefits to early childhood music education. A study released in February,1997 presents findings that music education in pre-schoolers produce changes in the brain which enhance children’s abstract reasoning skills. These skills are necessary for learning mathematics and science, to play chess and to master many concepts in engineering.
Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin and Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University of California had previously linked Music and singing lessons to enhanced special-temporal ability in pre-schoolers. The new study documents that early music training also has a direct effect on the development of the brain’s neural circuitry, actually improving intellectual development. In other words, this research points out that early music training also has a direct effect on the development of the brain’s neural circuitry, improving intellectual development. In other words, this research points out that early music training helps to create and maintain certain connections in a child’s brain that may not otherwise form. Now that it appears that music training can actually make children more intelligent, can you think of any more precious gift to give your child?
Other important developmental benefits to childhood music education!
- Researchers at the University of Konstanz in Germany found that exposure to music rewire neural circuits. For instance, they used magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brains of nine string players. They found that the amount of somato-sensory cortex dedicated to the fingering hand was far larger than in non-players. Additionally, the earlier the player tool up the instrument, the more cortex was devoted to playing it.
- Most concert-level performers begin playing earlier than ten years of age.
- Scientists at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston found that the brains of 30 musicians with perfect pitch-the ability to identify isolated musical notes they hear-had greatly enlarged structures on the left side of their brains. All the musicians with perfect pitch said they were exposed to music prior to age of seven. The likelihood of developing perfect pitch is extremely low if exposure comes after age ten.
- Another German study, at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf reported that exposure to music activates and enhances cognitive processes involved in language and reasoning.
- Other studies show that all children are born with music ability. For example, two month old infants can match the pitch, intensity and melodies for songs that their mothers sing and at four months, infants can match rhythm as well. But the older the children get without exercising their musical aptitude, the more will be lost and never regained.
- Finally, students with coursework and experience in musical performance scored 51 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT and 39 points higher on the SAT math portion than students with no coursework or experience in music. ( Data: Music Educators National Conference from The College Board in USA )