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’Mozart effect’: can classical music really make your child smarter?

’Mozart effect’: can classical music really make your child smarter?

The ‘Mozart effect’ was first suggested by a scientific study published in 1993 in the respected journal Science. It showed that teenagers who listened to Mozart’s 1781 Sonata for Two Pianos in D major performed better in reasoning tests than students who listened to something…

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Suzuki method

Suzuki method

Dr Shinichi Suzuki was the founder of the worldwide music education movement known as the Suzuki Method. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1898, he was the son of Japan’s first and largest violin manufacturer. Dr Suzuki called his teaching method the Mother-Tongue Approach, inspired by…

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How to help your child choose a musical instrument to study

How to help your child choose a musical instrument to study

Finding the right instrument for your child is a difficult but important factor in your child’s continued musical success. Forcing a child to play an instrument rarely leads to the love of music making we want. Here are some components to consider when helping your…

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The perfect age to start music lessons

The perfect age to start music lessons

Whether your child takes a music appreciation class or starts actual lessons, he/she’ll benefit mightily from being exposed to music. Kids can start formal music training as early as age 3, when brain circuits for learning music mature. In fact, studies at the University of…

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Music and your toddler or preschooler

Music and your toddler or preschooler

Toddlers and preschoolers have lots to gain from listening to music. It’s fun, for one thing, and it also encourages movement, which is important for young children who are perfecting their motor skills. “Kids learn through movement,” says Rosalie Pratt, a professor of music medicine…

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10 reasons why scales are important!

10 reasons why scales are important!

You can get ahead of the music practice game by taking your scales seriously and realizing that they are far from boring. In fact there is a huge range of possibilities when you begin to think about it. Those that think scales are boring are on the…

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Music’s benefit for language development

Music’s benefit for language development

When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage,” says Luehrisen. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education…

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The Benefits of Music Education

The Benefits of Music Education

More than just music : Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as…

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How to motivate your child to practice

How to motivate your child to practice

1.KEEP IT FUN : Always try to keep it fun. Music is a wonderful activity. Try to avoid any negative feelings on what the young pianist is working on as this will directly effect his/her progress and in many cases lose ones interest in studying…

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The Benefits of Music

The Benefits of Music

1. Teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems. 2. Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations 3. Students who study music achieve higher test scores, regardless of…

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