I remember the first summer of taking piano lessons. I was five years old, and my parents enrolled me in a group piano class, called Tiny Tot Piano, taught by a local piano teacher, Dolores. She had a tall, old upright piano and I needed a stool under the bench, so my feet wouldn’t just … More Lessons for a Lifetime
Which of these songs do you know from your childhood? Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Hush, Little Baby Brahm’s Lullaby Go to Sleep Hush a Bye Baby 5 Little Ducks Lullabies have been around for centuries. In fact, we use lullabies in our group music classes as a means of bonding between parent and child, it … More how lullabies help babies
An article was posted online titled “Singing to children may help development of language skills,” preparing babies brains for language. The research was conducted by Sally Goddard Blythe, a consultant in neuro-developmental education and director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Blythe believes that singing to and, later, with a child is the most effective … More Singing with babies preps brain for language
When babies are in the womb, they are already being exposed to rhythms. It is known that babies can hear a mom’s heartbeat, occasional hiccup or burp, stomach growling, and other noises as well. Babies are already being exposed to a musical element, rhythm, when in the womb. Once they are born, it is important … More Babies First Rhythm Heard
Researchers from Northwestern University link the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills. To read the article, click here.
The University of Washington conducted a study on how music has an effect on 9 month old babies and how their brain responds to patterns of sound. “[Their study was] the first in young babies to suggest that experiencing a rhythmic pattern in music can also improve the ability to detect and make predictions about rhythmic patterns … More babies brains responding to music
This research was conducted by Laura Cirelli and researchers from McMaster University. The following is taken from McMaster University. “Helpful bouncing babies show that moving together builds bonds from the time we learn to walk.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 June 2014: Whether they march in unison, row in the same boat or dance to the same … More bonding with baby
Wait a second…are those the right lyrics?!? As we get closer to the holidays, I hear the song from Charlie Brown being played. “Christmastime is here…happiness and cheer” are the words being sung by the characters from Peanuts. But, as I look around everyone is stressed with their ‘To Do List’ and activities that fill the calendar. What … More Christmastime is here…stressfulness and cheer?!?
Many music studies focus on school-aged children and music. McMaster University did a study to see how music effects babies developmentally. There is a difference between passively listening to music and participating in music activities. Here is a link to the article: Babies’ Brains Benefit from Music Lessons Wee Music Studio Classes in Troy, Ohio are … More Active Music: Why Should Babies Participate?