5 Ways Music Can Support Early Learning

5 Ways Music Can Support Early Learning

Beyond fostering a love for music (and possibly an artistic career), music education in early childhood can support children’s development of skills essential to school and life success. Here are just few ways your family can take advantage of the benefits of early...
Wonderful DIY Outdoor Music Wall / Station For Kids

Wonderful DIY Outdoor Music Wall / Station For Kids

Cre­ate a music wall sta­tion for your lit­tle Beethoven using kitchen uten­sils. It looks like fun! And it’s the perfect spot to learn about different sounds, sing along and create great memories! This is a fun DIY project that the whole family can...
How to Help a Child Choose an Instrument

How to Help a Child Choose an Instrument

Music has tremendous benefits on a young brain. But research shows that the advantages aren’t fully realized by simply streaming music and letting music wash over kids’ brains. In order to reap the full cognitive benefits of music, it’s important for kids to actively...
The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. Lili M. Levinowitz is a professor of music education at Rowan University of New Jersey, Glassboro. The media’s popularization of findings from studies indicating a causal link between music training and spatial reasoning in young...
Multicultural Music in Early Childhood

Multicultural Music in Early Childhood

Marlene Rattigan Music is a universal language. Exposing children to the music, songs and dances of other cultures should simply be another aspect of the music and movement program, integrated quite naturally on a daily basis. In the home setting, where only one...
Building a Program in a Multicultural Environment

Building a Program in a Multicultural Environment

By Ed Martin When building a multicultural school music program, the challenge is to provide an academically sound environment for music education with appropriate attention to traditional study and performance standards, while not losing the cultural richness that...