Why is music important in Early Childhood Education?
*The Brain Works Harder
*Improved test scores
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children use in other areas.
"Making Music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. For instance people use their ears and eyes as well as large and small muscles" - Kenneth Guilmartin, Co-founder of Music Together-an early childhood music development program.
"Growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children's language development".-Mary Luehrisen, Executive Director National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Our music classes are once a week for approximately 45 minutes and are run by our Music teacher Miss Keyty Mahecha. Miss Keyty has been teaching music at Beanstalk for the past 7 years and incorporates different musical themes in both English and Spanish. She teaches children the different types of musical instruments (wind, percussion, string) as well as rhythm and beat in a way that children can understand.
For a sample of our music class please click here.