Vocal/General Music

Why Should We Teach Singing?

We should first learn to love music as human sound and as an experience that enriches life.

The voice is the most natural instrument and one which every person possesses.

Singing is a powerful means of musical expression.

What we produce by ourselves is better learned; and there is a stronger feeling of success and accomplishment.

Learning through singing should precede instrumental training.

It is in the child's best interest to understand the basics of reading music before beginning the difficult task of learning the technique of an instrument.

Music Keeps Your Brain in Tune

Music stimulates the young brain and boosts the number of neural connections important for brain development.

During musical performance, children learn teamwork and how to "think on their feet."

Even before birth, the fetus' brain responds to sounds from outside the womb by building neurons.

Music training at an early age helps build skills necessary for abstract reasoning, such as playing chess.

Tests show that children with music instruction show greater flexibility in math and reading.