Music Resources: eMedia Programs Introduce Music Instruments to Children

Research has proven that children who play an instrument do better in school, make friends more easily, are more creative, learn self-discipline, and gain self-confidence. eMedia My Piano In eMedia My Piano, an animated character named Pam the Piano leads kids through over 100 lessons by Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at theContinue reading “Music Resources: eMedia Programs Introduce Music Instruments to Children”

Apps: Piano Maestro by JoyTunes

We know all about why learning to play a musical instrument is great for our children’s development. Brain Scans Show How Learning a Musical Instrument Enhances Our Brains Why You Should Send Your Child for Music Lessons Extra-Curricular Activities: The Wondrous Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument So naturally, we’re always on the lookout forContinue reading “Apps: Piano Maestro by JoyTunes”

Hammering a Couple of Tunes on the Ivories

We’ve always known about the wonderful benefits of music for children: Extra-Curricular Activities: The Wondrous Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument Why you should send your child for music lessons Brain Scans Show How Learning a Musical Instrument Enhances Our Brains But if that’s not enough, here are even more reasonsĀ for children to learn aContinue reading “Hammering a Couple of Tunes on the Ivories”

Music Resources: Learning Piano with the Hoffman Academy

We have heard it over and over again – learning music is good for the brain and it’s good for our children’s development. It benefits our children in so many ways… The wondrous benefits of learning a musical instrument Why you should send your child for music lessons Brain scans show how learning a musicalContinue reading “Music Resources: Learning Piano with the Hoffman Academy”

Implementing the Suzuki Method at Home

With so many benefits for learning music and Hercules demonstrating a keen interest in music since he old enough to express an interest, I have decided to implement the Suzuki Method once he is through with the BrillKids Little Musician course. Although we originally contemplated the Suzuki Method for Aristotle, we weren’t able to makeContinue reading “Implementing the Suzuki Method at Home”

Music: Piano Wizard Academy

What is the Piano Wizard Academy? The Piano Wizard Academy is a program on the computer that teaches individuals how to play the piano on a midi attached keyboard. The program runs like a game making it fun to play and learn. The program plays a song and students are required to press the correspondingContinue reading “Music: Piano Wizard Academy”

Music: The Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method of learning music follows the immersion concept of learning a native language. The Suzuki Method differs from most traditional music schools in two ways: Firstly, children are taught how to play a musical instrument by listening first before they learn to read musical notation (most other music schools focus first on learningContinue reading “Music: The Suzuki Method”

18 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Play the Piano

We know from Brain Rules for Baby and from Nature Reviews Neuroscience that learning to play an instrument is beneficial for a child’s development. Now it begs the question: “which instrument?” The Wizard Music Academy offers 18 tongue-in-cheek reasons why that instrument should be the piano. I found them to be amusing but also trueContinue reading “18 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Play the Piano”

Learning Music: The Piano Wizard Music Academy

I originally wanted to send Gavin for Suzuki Music lessons but due to some unexpected commitments, I no longer have the time to commit to it. I still consider Suzuki my gold standard for music lessons, but right now there is a need to be practical about what I can and can’t commit to. IContinue reading “Learning Music: The Piano Wizard Music Academy”