DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS of Early Music Education
The value of music education in child’s life cannot be understated.
Music quite literally shapes the way we learn.
Children come to music discovery with natural curiosity.
Why music is so important in child’s development?**
** As published in Early Childhood Connections.
That is what expert educators say about the benefits of music and movement:
"Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other—tapping into hidden courage that can be played out by singing together or discovering the inner resources to listen quietly to another child's playing".Judi BoscoBoard Certified Music Therapist
"Resiliency—to bounce back after a disturbing event—is not something we are born with; it must be learned, and sometimes that takes many years. There is no vehicle more joyful and playful for providing such training than early childhood music and movement".Dee Joy Coulter, Ed. D.Neuroscience Educator
"Speech and music have a number of shared processing systems. Musical experiences which enhance processing can therefore impact on the perception of language which in turn impacts on learning to read".Susan HallamInstitute of Education, University of London
"2007 poll found that 88% of all post-graduate students in college and 83% of all people earning $150,000 or more had extensive music training".Poll, November 14, 2007Reuters, Ltd.