Children have fun with their music friends every week as they enjoy activities such as singing, creative movement, an introduction to rhythm, keyboard geography, and music terminology.
The influences of music go far beyond the intellectual and physical development of a child. Music experiences contribute to the growth of well-balanced children in several areas:
Sharing: Learning to share materials and to take turns in music activities, such as playing instruments, helps reinforce patience and respect for others in the group.
Friendships: Music activities often promote interaction between peers, which helps develop positive relationships among children.
Coordination: The many movement activities associated with music experiences develop both small and large muscles and the awareness of internal steady pulse.
Creativity and Self-Expression: Music experiences often invite individual creative responses and encourage children’s imagination in other creative endeavors.
Pride in Achievement: Sharing music with peers and family reinforces the value of each child, and children develop a pride in their musical achievements.
Concentration and Problem-solving: Learning about music requires concentration and focus. When children are asked to analyze, compare and contrast sounds, they are actively engaged in problem-solving experiences.
Fun and Relaxation: Singing, moving, playing instruments and listening to music are all enjoyable experiences. Music making can provide hours of personal entertainment and relaxation throughout one’s life.