With the popularity of music-based games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, similar games are being created for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Some of these games claim they can help you improve your rhythm accuracy while giving you the entertaining challenges of a typical video game. Here are 5 – perfect for long hours…

You want a teacher who will inspire and nurture your child’s musical growth and love for music. When looking for a music teacher: 1. Ask friends and parents of your child’s peers. 2. Don’t overlook local music teacher organizations, music stores, schools or churches. 3. Look for trial lessons. This is a great way to…

Research within the last couple of decades regarding mathematics and its incorporation from an early age caused many countries to reconsider the contents of infants’ education first cycle. Particularly in the United States, our National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) determined to reshape the foundations with the arrival of the new millennium. The NCTM…

Music plays an essential role in every child’s development and it should be introduced to their education regardless of likes or dislikes. Just that natural connection we all feel to our favorite artist, composer, or band, will spontaneously teach children to establish a life rich in harmony and be more willing to cooperate with others…

A TEDxCanberra talk from October resonates strongly now that we’ve moseyed out of the school year and into summer amid music budget and program cuts—music educator Anita Collins asks what if kids could have musical education before the age of 7? When Dr. Collins pursued her Ph.D., her topic of choice was looking at how…

Music has been proven time and time again to be beneficial to children. Countless studies have been done to prove the benefits, but what is it exactly that draws children to music? There are a great many factors but for the sake of brevity I’ll only discuss six. 1. Social Activity First, music is, generally…

We know that exposure to music education is extremely beneficial. But it also holds the incredible power to heal and comfort. Boston is at the forefront of exploring the innovative ways in which music can help people. WCVB’s Chronicle recently aired a feature about music’s potential to heal brain injuries. Brian Harris, a neurologic music…