In succession of all the popular reports out of Congress and studies at Johns-Hopkins Research Center about the Magical Connection between Math and Music, we are happy to announce Music Fun Time teaching music to children ages 18 months thru 7 years through rhythm, pitch, theory and technique.
Math and Music unite the two hemispheres of the brain – a powerful force for learning. Did you ever consider the skills your child uses when he/she sings a song such as “This Old Man”? He/she is matching and comparing (through pitch, volume and rhythm), patterning and sequencing (through melody, rhythm and lyrics), counting numbers and adding. Add dramatic hand movements or clapping to the beat and you have created an entire package of learning rolled into one song.
In recent years, there has been considerable amount of research on the effect of music on brain development and thinking. Neurological research has found that the higher the brain functions of abstract reasoning as well as spatial and temporal conceptualization are enhanced by music activities. Activities with music generate the neural connections necessary for using important math skills.
Music is considered a right brain activity, while Math is a left brain activity. When combined, the whole child is engaged not only in the realm of thinking, but in all the other domains of social, emotional, creative, language and physical development. Together they make a complete developmental package.
My daughter started Music FunTime when she was 26 months old. Maddie loved to dance and sing so I wanted to find a class that would offer a more formal introduction to music. I had no idea how much Maddie would actually learn! Within a few weeks she recognized a whole note, staff, and treble clef, and could bang out the rhythm of the ABC song on her drum! Now at the end of her second 8 week session she knows how many beats the different notes get, and is close to mastering where E, G, B, D, and F are on the staff. She’s 2! My husband and I are so impressed with her progress.
The teacher is extremely patient and uses many different manipulatives and activities to keep the children engaged. There is no doubt she cares for the children in her classes. My daughter loves going to Music Fun Time! –Jeni Boston
I just want to thank you for helping me expose my two daughters to the wonderful world of music.
The structure of your class and your patience makes learning very easy. My 4 yr old and 2 yr old enjoy the excitement that you bring with the in-class projects and games. They’re having so much fun that they don’t even realize that they’re learning to read music at the same time.
Again, thank you for making the Arts fun for my children -Renee Chalmus