The first months and years of life are the most important in a child’s musical development. The MusicTots experience helps students develop their pitch and rhythm skills and become more responsive to music in general.
While we take our goal of educating children very seriously, we know that the key to success lies in one word—fun! Everyone has a great time in MusicTots. Children as well as their parents love our activities and listening to our music at home.
Research shows that early childhood is the window of opportunity to increase the lifelong music aptitude of a child. MusicTots gives parents the tools to capitalize on this critical time period.
“The brain undergoes a period of rapid neural development after birth, continuing for the first years of life. During this time, new neural connections are forming more rapidly than at any other time in our lives, and during our
mid-childhood years, the brain starts to prune these connections, retaining only the most important and most often used ones. This becomes the basis for our understanding of music and ultimately the basis for what we like in music, what music moves us, and how it moves us. This is not to say that we can’t learn to appreciate new music as adults, but basic structural elements are incorporated into the very wiring of our brains when we listen to music early in our lives.”!
Daniel Levitin Ph.D. (2006) ” This Is Your Brain on Music p.107.”