Free music sessions are fun but don't provide the essentials of music learning for brain growth
Does your music class have these essential program functions?
You're really missing out on major brain benefits for your child if your music class is NOT providing these essentials for brain growth alongside the music making fun and development.
Through a thorough examination of a huge bank of neuroscience research on just how music grows brains, Australian music education advocate Dr Anita Collins from Bigger Better Brains has now defined what quality music learning needs to have in order to stimulate cognitive growth.
You can see that all music education is not the same and that you do indeed 'get what you pay for!'
Music learning for cognitive growth will incorporate:
movement in the music learning (all our activities contain movement in various ways)
reading traditional music notation (yes we include this in our preschool courses)
focus on auditory processing skills (rhyme, syllable detection, phonemes)
developing impulse control skills
connecting eyes, ears and body together
developing prosocial behaviours
focus on different types of attention
modelling and teaching memory skills
developing speech and vocabulary
encouraging personal responsibility
valuing difference and the unexpected
Hand on heart, I know that this is exactly the music learning you will get at BLMF program. That's because the program was built by embedding neuroscience applications such as moving to music, connecting symbol to sound and providing a foundation of high auditory processing skills.
Thanks to Bigger Better Brains for defining what a high quality music program looks like.
I think it looks just like Baby Love Music Fun :)