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How Music Affects Learning

Posted on 09-29-2016

Research shows that music affects the brain more than any other discipline. It stimulates the various areas of the brain to work together in harmony: visual, auditory, and motor functions.

Why is this?

Making music requires many facets of our brain. In order to play a piece of music, we need to plan, strategize, pay attention to detail, and engage both cognitive and emotional areas spread throughout the brain.

It’s like someone who is painting a moving game of chess and talking to their sweetheart—the painting is the creative part, chess is the planning and strategy, and the romance is the emotional aspect. It’s all rolled into one when a child is learning to play music.

Studies have found that children who learn music at a young age have better memory retention and recall. Because they learned to “tag,” so to speak, these various parts of a song—conceptual, contextual, emotional, and auditory—they have learned unique ways of storing information, much like a computer database.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we teach innovative programs like ColorSoundation that teach children the components of music, like tone, pitch, and rhythm, all while learning through colors and stories.

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