WHY MUSIC EDUCATION?
As you’ve probably heard, music is good for kids. But why does it work that way?
The inclusion of music into our educational model speaks to the spirituality of the child.
WorldSong Schools believes that to partake in music and art speaks to what it means to be human. Some of our deepest and most powerful experiences as a species come about through the expression of music. While countless studies posit that music is the basis for advanced speech, mathematics, reasoning, and memorization skills, WorldSong Schools is of the opinion that music makes better people, and is a boon to mankind.
Dive into the details through a host of scientific research studies, as well as through the upcoming book release, “Music in the Home”, by WorldSong Schools Founder/CEO, Christopher Vuk.
Musical Training Makes Your Brain better at Paying Attention (Heliyon)
“Individuals who train in music see lasting improvements in the cognitive mechanisms that make us more attentive and harder to distract, the study reports. Trained musicians exhibit greater executive control of attention (a main component of the attentional system) than non- musicians, it explains, and this effect increases the longer they train in music.”
Want to Train Your Brain? (The Guardian)
“Playing a musical instrument is a rich and complex experience that involves integrating information from the senses of vision, hearing, and touch, as well as fine movements, and learning to do so can induce long-lasting changes in the brain.”
Music in the Home (Vuk)
“My friends and I were memorizing 20-30 pages of music when we were this age. The only way you can do it though, is through consistency and repetition. You’ve got to exercise your brain. And just like any other muscle, when you work it out, you make it stronger, and so it becomes easier and easier to remember things.”