|Music You Can Read ®|
Music administrators, lead teachers, and, curriculum specialist from around the nation are building a legacy that will stand for generations to come. Through their schools adoptions of "Music You Can Read," students are entering middle school music programs in record numbers. This is one of the many positive outcomes of teaching primary students the discipline of performing through reading music!
Start today and in a very short time, see your first primary graduates, all with the ability to read, write, and perform music. In three years, all freshman will enter high school with the same ability, made stronger from three years of daily middle school practice! Imagine the performances, sweepstakes, and, commendations you will enjoy, district wide! Whether new to your position, or getting ready to pass the baton, take pride in starting something that will forever change the lives of every child you know!
As legacies go,
that's pretty exceptional!!!
As a child learns to associate symbols in the environment, certain pathways within the brain are reinforced. These pathways within the brain are developed before birth and are composed of electrochemical messages between neurons. As a child begins to associate images with words, these electrochemical messages between neurons become routine. With use, the correlation between a particular sound like Mommy and the sight of a face become a well worn pathway. The more often a pathway is used, the more sensitive the pathway becomes and the more developed that pathway becomes in the individual brain. As these pathways develop, the collective group of used pathways become a map of how an individual thinks, reasons, and remembers.
- Gene Van Tassell
BRAIN BASED MUSIC INSTRUCTION
Learning to count the measured time, adding movements to these beats, transferring this to a chanted rhythm, chanting pitches (solfeggio/pitch numbers/letter names), followed by singing the same pitches, all before chanting the text in rhythm, then singing the song, creates the neural pathways for language development. Each time a step is completed, it serves to assist the next area of the brain needed to complete the next task. Adding fine motor skills, at the instrument centers, continues to build from the pathways already created. No other subject can offer as many brain based development activities. No other aspect of our subject can offer greater benefits to the student, today and for the rest of their lives. For these reasons, learning to read music is at the core of our curriculum.
Founder - Music Notes, Inc.
Dear Music Notes, Inc.,
I just wanted
to let you know in writing that I feel the choral program
you have developed for our elementary students is exceptional.
The title you've selected, "Music You Can Read" is very appropriate. The
skills taught in your program reinforce the reading and math
skills taught in the regular classroom.