The Benefits and Pleasures of Early Music Classes are Endless!

Having taught early music classes to young children and babies for over ten years, I can attest to the amazing joys and value in each lesson. Children light up with happiness and learn important social and cognitive skills earlier than they would have otherwise.

According to a 2012 study conducted by McMaster University, in Ontario, “babies from the interactive classes showed better early communication skills, like pointing at objects that are out of reach, or waving goodbye. Socially, these babies also smiled more, were easier to soothe, and showed less distress when things were unfamiliar or didn’t go their way.”

Music Class is fun for grownups too!

As adults, we often feel shy about making music, and in particular, about singing. In music class, grownups reconnect with their natural musicality and lose their inhibitions. Adults feel energized by the joy of singing to their little ones and learn a ton of great songs and activities that they can enjoy with their children independently, anytime or anyplace.

Try this while Changing the diapers!

Infants learn to experience the world through touch and the more loving and playful physical contact we give them while engaging them with music, the more they enjoy it and the more they learn. While your baby is lying on the changing table pat one foot at a time, in rhythm, and while maintaining eye contact, chant one of these little songs from my class:

There’s a cobbler down the street
mending shoes for little feet
with a bang and a bang and a bang, bang, bang
with a bang and a bang and a bang, bang, bang

Mending shoes the whole day long
mending shoes to make them strong
with a bang and a bang and a bang, bang, bang
with a bang and a bang and a bang, bang, bang

Or this one..

Shoe a little horse, Shoe a little mare
But the little colt go bare, bare, bare

Click here to learn about the different Music Classes at Philly Art Center. Offered at convenient times in all three of our locations, you can register with your little one today and start jamming tomorrow!

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