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How Children Benefit from Music

Young children relish making music in the compnay of familiar, loving adults and other children. Singing, chanting, moving to music, playing simple percussion instruments — these experiences open the door to a lifetime of musical skill and enjoyment.

Early, guided music experiences benefit children in many other ways.

  • language development
  • memory skills
  • fine motor skills
  • teamwork
  • self-esteem
  • emotional development
  • brain stimulation associated with abstract thinking, mathematics and science

What does a music lesson look like?

As envisioned by the program, a typical music lesson nurtures children on many levels while laying a sound foundation in music skills. Children sing songs, participate in movement games and simple folk dances, and play small percussion instruments. Storytelling, poetry, dramatic play and literacy preparation are phased in as children show developmental readiness. Children engage creatively with music of many styles and from many cultures. Babies are immersed in rich music and movement experiences. Through play, young children acquire the skills and awareness that form the foundation for learning to perform, read and write music at their own pace.

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School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts
Building CA-102
(626) 585-7216