There is much debate around whether someone is born musical or even talented. Personally I am a firm believer that we are all born musical – it is just a case of whether we get to develop our musicality or whether it is left untouched. When or what age a child should start to learn a musical instrument? What are the brain boosting benefits of music ?
The fascinating thing about learning music is that it benefits the entire brain both left and right but also building a connecting bridge between the two.
Children who participate in music learning have better Literacy and Mathematical scores.
Last week we were singing a song called “Rain is falling down”. There are many musical concepts which can be extracted from this song. The first is showing the children a visual representation of the melody – the songs starts high and descends (high to low) and we show this starting by wiggling our fingers up high and descending with the pitch (pretending to be the rain).