As a parent, you want to give your young child every possible advantage, especially when it comes to academics. Music lessons can play a huge part in giving your child that extra boost. In fact, music lessons actually help a child to excel cognitively because of the way the brain responds to learning and playing music.
But let’s back up a minute. Cognitive ability is how we acquire knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and senses. So what does this have to do with music lessons?
According to a neuroscience article at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “ . . . studies of children undergoing music training consistently show that they perform better in the areas closely associated with music: fine motor skill, rhythm perception and auditory discrimination.”
Also, according to the authors, “the notion of ‘windows of opportunity’ is important in that it . . . allows to explain why certain abilities can only be developed in early childhood, which is crucial for the design of educational programs and child rearing.”
You can fling those “windows of opportunity” wide open by starting your child’s musical learning as a baby in our Kindermusik classes and getting them started on the PCS Progression of Musical Development. Our program grows with your child, with each new level in our Progression of Musical Development giving new challenges to learn and grow through music.
We love our littlest musicians here at PCS. And we’ve been around long enough to see many of them graduate from our program and go on to enjoy very bright futures and promising careers in all different fields. We like to think it all started by opening the door to Kindermusik.