Following piano, from 2:15 - 3:00, students in Grades 4-7 will be learning to sing together in an ensemble. We have plenty of room for more singers - the more, the merrier! - so pass the word to your homeschool friends that they're invited to join us! If you plan on coming, please call the UL office or contact Ramona for more details. You're welcome to come to the first practice just to try it out.
While on the topic of music . . .
Music is academic. For some people, this is the primary reason for providing music lessons to their children. A recent study from the University of California found that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. Second graders who were given music lessons scored 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children who received no special instruction. Research indicates that musical training permanently wires a young mind for enhanced performance.
Music is physical. Music can be described as a sport. Learning to sing and keep rhythm develops coordination. The air and wind power necessary to blow a flute, trumpet or saxophone promotes a healthy body.
Music is emotional. Music is an art form. We are emotional beings and every child requires an artistic outlet. Music may be your child’s vehicle of expression.
Music is for life. Most people can’t play soccer, or football at 70 or 80 years of age but they can sing. And they can play piano or some other instrument. Music is a gift you can give your child that will last their entire lives.
From the website, Music Education Online - http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/advocacy/youngmind.html