We're so excited to announce that on Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 we'll be running our first Music For Play class at Pretend City Children's Museum. We wrote a blog post for them discussing the importance of music education at an early age and would like to share that post here as well!
The New Year is a great time to make resolutions that inspire both you and your family. The clean pages of a planner help reinvigorate your commitment to helping your kids try new activities that will leave a lasting, positive impact. And there are few things that researchers agree more on than the importance of music for developing minds. Studies have consistently shown that early music education for kids benefits everything from their social skills to their memory formation. New research even suggests that certain areas of a child’s brain only light up when exposed to music. We now know that music is imperative for the entire brain to develop! So how is it that we can get our children engaged in music at this critical point? Group music classes are a great choice! Children get the musical and the social stimuli that they need to set them on a great path!
Music Class for Preschoolers
If you have a child who is preschool aged, we have just the thing for you! Our Music for Play class introduces music to children in a way that is fun and approachable. Incorporating movement with rhythmic and melodic exercises, we help children connect to one of the most fundamental aspects of human society. The preschool age is an incredibly fundamental age, when children soak up the world around them. With our positive environment and fun approach to learning, they will get started on the right foot.
Music Class for Elementary Schoolers
If your child is in kindergarten or elementary school, they are the perfect age for either our Junior Piano class or our Just Sing class (or both, if they are especially daring! A little more structured for kids who are used to being in school, the class helps them develop their music skills in a fun environment that encourages a lifelong passion and a lifelong skill.
Our Junior Piano class, following books written by a music teacher from here in Orange County, gets students right onto a keyboard, allowing their fingers to begin to get the feel for the keys and the music. With immediate hands-on learning, kids strengthen their fingers and their brains!
No matter what type of Mini Mozart, Baby Beethoven, or Short Schumann you have (and even if you have all three!), make nurturing their musical gifts and helping develop their brains one of your New Year’s resolutions. Music classes through Molly’s Music Foundation at Pretend City start soon, and we can’t wait to see you there!
There will be 3 class offerings that will take place over the course of 10 weeks each class will be 45minutes in length.