how music helps your child’s development

Why Enroll Your Child in a Group Orff Schulwerk Music Class?


Research shows the earlier a child is introduced to music, the better. However, playing a solo instrument in a private music setting is not always the best approach for young children, particularly those without previous musical experience. Additionally, students who are old enough for private lessons benefit immensely from participating in a group music class to complement their private study.

Here are just some of the benefits:

• Making music with others in a group environment is inspiring, invigorating, fun and gives children an outlet for self-expression.

• They acquire skills they can apply to absolutely anything they do in their future musical endeavors, whether that is playing the piano, joining musical theater or playing in a school band.

• Students are introduced to a wide variety of instruments and music from many different cultures. 

• Class activities are child-friendly and range from solo singing games with puppets to performing a parachute routine to a piece of art music or creating movement with light sabers to a Star Wars piece.  

• Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning.  

• Music and movement activities introduce children to language and sensory-motor skills simultaneously.   

• Movement activities are essential for the left-right orientation required for reading and writing.  

• Improvisation and creativity - which are key to the Orff Schulwerk approach - teach children to conquer fear and take risks.  Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential.  

• Students learn to communicate, cooperate and problem solve together.   

• Group music classes enhance the development of social, language and motor skills.

• Music and movement activities help children learn self-control.

Why Enroll in Piano Lessons?

Playing a musical instrument while reading music is the only activity on the planet that activates every single part of the brain. 

Here are a just a few of the many other benefits:

• Playing the piano develops fine motor skills and eye-hand-foot coordination.  

• Participating in piano recitals gives students the opportunity to perform in front of others.  This helps students learn to cope with their anxiety, which will help them throughout their life.  

• The piano is the best solo instrument to learn first. 

• Students who study any musical instrument learn self-discipline.

• Studying a musical instrument teaches students that consistent daily practice equals success.  Students see the concrete rewards of their hard work and can apply this concept to life skills.  

• Studies show students who play an instrument are more successful on standardized tests, such as the SAT.   

• Students who study music understand fractions, proportional math and geometry better.

• Playing a musical instrument helps students become independent learners and provides students with a means of self-expression.