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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?**

  • It engages the brain while stimulating language development and expression.

  • It helps developing memory, math and abstract thinking.

  • It develops motor skills, coordination and body awareness.

  • It improves Discipline, Focus And Teamwork.

  • It boosts Self-Confidence And Self-Esteem.

  • It nurtures child’s curiosity in a natural way.

** As published in Early Childhood Connections.

Scientific Facts:

  • 90% of the brain is used when a child actively participates in music.

  • We retain 50% more when a movement component is added.

  • Music improves cognitive skills more than twice as much as sports, theater or dance.

  • The recipients of music education have IQ is 7,5 points higher than others.

  • 88% of all post-graduate college students had extensive music training (2007 poll).

  • We are born with pitch and rhythm.

That is what expert educators say about the benefits of music and movement:

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