Studying music seems to have helped accelerate the cognitive development, and particularly the auditory- and speech and language-processing abilities, of a group of young children in Los Angeles.
Some 150 years ago, if you wanted to listen to music, you would have to perform it yourself or be in the presence of musicians.
The Kodály method, also referred to as Kodály concept, is a way of developing musical skills and teaching musical concepts beginning in very young children. The method uses a child-developmental approach to sequence, introducing skills according to the capabilities of [...] more >>
Babies who learned to keep waltz time during play sessions showed stronger brain responses to timing mistakes in both music and speech, suggesting that music training could help them learn to talk.
There are two reasons why classically trained musicians are sometimes encouraged to play without written music. One is because sheet music sitting on stands can be perceived as a physical barrier that inhibits communication with the audience.
Church choral singing has traditionally provided young musicians with an invaluable education in music theory and music performance. Many professional singers owe their earliest, and in some ways, their most formative education, to the training they received by singing in [...] more >>