Key Benefits for Your Little Musician
Listening to the greatest composers of our time exposes children to the classical origins of music that have influenced musical trends over the course of history. A strong grounding in classical music gives a child a foundation from which to grow a long term love affair with music of all kinds. By listening to classical music with children we can promote both the general skill of listening and focusing using the ears instead of the eyes and also the specific auditory skills required to recognize musical nuances such as rhythm, tone, tempo and volume. In fact, the recognition, enjoyment and playing of different kinds of instruments encourages a child’s musical diversity ranging from vocal to string to air to percussion. With this program, children can learn to use ordinary objects around the house to express themselves creatively though sound. Movement to music allows a child to interpret music creatively and express that interpretation with their bodies. The gross motor skills that this develops are beautifully connected to the classical piece and allow a productive outlet for pent up energies a child may need to express.
Key Benefit for Caregivers
Classical music has long served to calm and bring moments of peace into the lives of adults - as well as to the children in their care - who may be experiencing emotions of frustration, anger, or sadness occasionally throughout the busy day.