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Research

Music education accelerates learning in all areas of a child’s development.

Scientific Facts:

  • 90% of the brain is used when child actively participates in music.
  • We retain 50% more information 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.
What makes a musical activity “developmentally appropriate?”
  • It introduces child to the most important concepts.
  • It extends intellectual and physical vocabulary.
  • It taps into a child’s imagination and sense of adventure.
  • It encourages creative thinking and expressive feelings.
  • It encourages social interaction and self-esteem.
  • It develops foundation to a lifetime skills.
  • It incorporates elements of language with sounds and symbols.
Children learn by moving through their environment
  • Musical activities stimulate brain neural connections in a child under 5 faster, than at any other stage of their lives.
  • Foreign languages, math concepts and pre-literacy skills “just happen” during interactive music.
  • Participating in music allows children to figure things independently, as well as cooperatively with others.
  • Learning rhythmic patterns and sequences in dances helps reading skills and memorization.

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