Learning a musical instrument as a child gives the brain a boost that lasts long into adult life, say scientists.
Adults who used to play an instrument, even if they have not done so in decades, have a faster brain response to speech sounds, research suggests.
What a great day at the Royal concert Hall Family Fun Day. Inside the Ice Palace we explored and created a magical soundscape. Keeping a constant pulse we played loud and soft, fast and slow and we learnt to stop and start. This was all directed and inspired by Children’s Classic Concerts’ very own Owen and Olly.
Music 4 Mini Maestros provides music classes for children from babies up to 6 years of age and beyond. Starting in the kindergarten the children are introduced to a huge repertoire of songs and rhymes through musical games and dances. The classes are brought alive using puppets, scarves, bubbles, balls, parachutes and other colourful props. Children are introduced to all the basic concepts of music such as pulse, pitch, rhythm, loud/soft, fast/ slow, and high/low. They learn to sing well, read basic musical notation and develop a firm foundation which will last them a lifetime. Classes are held in Bearsden Fridays and Mondays and the Westend on Thursday. Colourstrings violin tuition is also offered for older children.
Research in recent years has proved beyond doubt that singing & repeating rhymes with movement has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development in many ways
Singing with your child can:
Help develop your child’s speech
Increase your child’s understanding of language
Enhances your child’s ability to memorise
Create a sense of security
Help to develop listening skills
Enhance social interaction
Check out classes today at http://www.music4minimaestros.co.uk
Ten minutes might seem like nothing, but you can pack in a lot of practicing into those ten minutes if you plan it right. And, believe it or not, a student who practices ten minutes every day will make more progress than a student who practices an hour one day a week. That’s because when it comes to developing the skills needed to play the violin, consistent repetition is key.
Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests.
People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds.
The researchers suggest that practising music could improve other skills, particularly speech.
A lovely book about the orchestra narrated online introducing children to the different sounds of the orchestra 🙂 Click on link above!