Researchsupports the positive effects of elementary music education in brain
development. Learning to read music notation develops thinking skills,
language skills and self esteem. Transferring the visual symbols of music
into movements; singing or playing an instrument, will generate
greater language skills and positive character development! Classroom instruction has focused on rote methods; where songs
are taught copying what the student hears played on the piano, or more
recently, repeating what they hear from the stereo. Private lessons
were the only opportunity to develop greater thinking skills through reading music. Today, all children
can have private lesson objectives as part of their classroom music curriculum.
the classroom into a private lesson, Music You Can Read® is
setting new standards in elementary music education. As students
are introduced to the many languages of music; beats, rhythm, solfeggio, pitch numbers, note letter names, and dynamics, synergy emerges
developing reading skills essential for tackling more complex languages.
Starting at the earliest grade level, the student is immersed in
the symbols and words of music's language. Each new song builds
on the reading and performance skills retained.
Centers allow for independent study and foster creativity. Programs become a once in a lifetime opportunity
where students perform independently for their parents at open recitals, and, gathering for the
first and only time, play and sing their favorite songs with
their friends. No time is taken from instruction for rehearsals
as focus is given to the unique shared experience. From
the team atmosphere, to individual growth, Music You Can Read® will
improve classroom management and build pride throughout
the student body.
Transitions from rote based programs to reading
music notation requires a commitment from administrators seeking academic correlation's
to music instruction, parents seeking accountability for public
schools, and, music teachers seeking greater importance
given to the music curriculum. The future will demand our best
minds. Reading music notation develops thinking skills related
to all aspects of learning. The biggest change will be manifest
in greater student success in all subjects and more enjoyment
of the whole school experience! When education is fun, learning