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News. - Research worldwide is revealing how in humans the mechanism for reaching our true intellectual potential lies at our fingertips - learning music.
How early we are exposed to music and how our music education is structured, are issues that have lifelong repercussions for our capacity to learn and adapt to a changing world. Dr Gary McPherson, course coordinator for Music Education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney is one year into his land-breaking study of the musical development of 150 NSW primary school children.
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Sound Advice: Involving Parents in Music Education by Stephen F. Zdzinski
It would seem that all children at young ages are motivated to make music. Just recall how much fun you had as a child banging on pots and pans, turning boxes into drums, and using paper towel tubes as kazoos.
By the time children first become involved in private music study, they think it will be fun to play an instrument. Soon, however, they realize that it's hard work.
What can parents do to keep their children interested in music? How can we help children achieve musical success?
The first thing to remember is that all children have musical ability. Some may have more and some less but everyone can benefit from musical activity throughout their lives. For those students with less natural musical ability, parent involvement in music makes a difference, especially when children are very young. In addition, most parental activities that are related to success in music study don't require specialized musical training or musical ability.
The link between music and a child's intelligence
With the public attention brought by the "Music Makes You Smarter" research, many parents are interested in providing their children appropriate musical experiences. This research was led by Frances Rauscher, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and Gordon Shaw, a physicist at the University of California at Irvine, and published in the February 1997 issue of Neurological Research. It is based on some remarkable studies that show that music training generates the neural connections used for abstract reasoning, including those necessary for understanding mathematical concepts.
Besides, music is a fun, group-oriented, artistic activity that can be participated in and experienced throughout a person's life, and it leads to a better quality of life.
Promoting musical achievement
During the preschool and elementary years, parental involvement in music is more highly related to musical achievement than it is to attitudes and motivation toward music study. Research shows that with preschool children, parents may wish to sing with their children, have them listen to recordings, attend concerts, provide musical toys and materials, and expose children to a variety and choice of music.
For children involved in beginning instrumental music study, taping practice sessions and performances, and supervising home practicing can be helpful. Parents should also encourage their children to select instruments based on which sound they prefer. Research has found that children will practice more and achieve more if they like the sound of their own instrument best.
Helping your child become interested in music
As students get older, parental involvement in music makes less of a difference in the child's musical achievement, but has a greater influence on attitudes and motivation toward music. This affects whether a child will continue musical study. Parents can do a number of things to promote better attitudes and motivation as music study continues.
For example, parents can:
- Assist with practice
- Attend school concerts and non-school concerts and recitals
- Attend parent meetings with instructors
- Provide transportation to musical activities
- Provide musical enrichment activities, such as summer music camps
Stephen F. Zdzinski is assistant professor of music education at the University of South Carolina and the co-advisor for the collegiate chapter of the MENC, National Association for Music Education. His research has focused on parent involvement in music education, instrumental music performance measurement, motor learning in instrumental music, music education for special learners, and a content analysis of landmark music education research studies
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The Benefits of Music
Increased self esteem, increased focus and concentration, healthy and creative avenues of personal expression, improved self discipline and development and enrichment of aesthetic sense.
Famous Music Quotes
I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning.
Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music. Gerald Ford, former President of the United States