WHY MUSIC EDUCATION?
As you’ve probably heard, music is good for kids. But why does it work that way?
The inclusion of music into our educational model speaks to the spirituality of the child.
Rock and Roll Daycare believes that to partake in music and art speaks to what it means to be human. Some of our deepest and most powerful experiences as a species come about through the expression of music. While countless studies posit that music is the basis for advanced speech, mathematics, reasoning, and memorization skills, Rock and Roll Daycare is of the opinion that music makes better people, and is a boon to mankind.
Countless studies identify music-making at an early age as paramount for the developing body and brain.
And our students spend a significant portion of each day honing their musical skills through a combination of specialist-led instruction and independent music play.
Meet our Music Director
At Rock and Roll Daycare we make music core of our curriculum with daily music sessions for each classroom. With classes now taking place both indoors and outdoors, children actively learn about pitch, rhythm, and melody, while experimenting with musical storytelling and improvisation.
Read all the science
Dive into the details through a host of scientific research studies that show how music develops your child’s skills.
Musical Training Makes Your Brain better at Paying Attention
“Individuals who train in music see lasting improvements in the cognitive mechanisms that make us more attentive and harder to distract, the study reports. Trained musicians exhibit greater executive control of attention (a main component of the attentional system) than non- musicians, it explains, and this effect increases the longer they train in music.”
Want to Train Your Brain?
“Playing a musical instrument is a rich and complex experience that involves integrating information from the senses of vision, hearing, and touch, as well as fine movements, and learning to do so can induce long-lasting changes in the brain.”
Music in the Home
“My friends and I were memorizing 20-30 pages of music when we were this age. The only way you can do it though, is through consistency and repetition. You’ve got to exercise your brain. And just like any other muscle, when you work it out, you make it stronger, and so it becomes easier and easier to remember things.”
The effects of three years of Piano Instruction on Children’s Cognitive Development
Music Lessons Enhance IQ
Short-Term Music Training Enhances Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function
The Effect of Early Music Training on Child Cognitive Development
Do you want to learn more?
Get your free guide to teaching music at home!
This guide will get you started helping youngsters with music-making in early childhood. The intention of this guide is to help you encourage, and make music accessible and available to children on their own time, at their own discretion.
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