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ROOTS announces its new early music education program designed for children ages 3-6. Get the details here.

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Need a good reason to enroll your child in a ROOTS Academy Early Beginners Music Program? How about 10 great reasons?

Brain-Building

  • An introduction to music before age 7 literally changes the makeup of your child’s brain, strengthening motor connection associated with executive function (planning and carrying out movements) and language skills. (PBS, The Guardian)
  • Children taking music classes before age 9 “can have a ‘profound’ and lasting impact… creating additional neural connections in childhood that can last a lifetime,” aiding against memory loss, cognitive decline and speech difficulties. The longer the child keeps at it, the better the impact. (National Geographic, LiveScience)

Academic All-Star

  • Early musical training can also improve verbal competency, auditory skills and problem-solving techniques, and children who study music longer than two years exhibit better information retention and behavior regulation. (Wheaton College)
  • Music can influence spatial intelligence (perception accuracy and mental picturing), aiding children scholastically in mathematics and organization. (Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, by Ken Robinson)
  • Musical study as young as 2 years old can improve language development, while creative skills such as singing, listening and moving will benefit children in formal education settings. “Music learning supports all learning.” (PBS)
  • Childhood training in musical instruments can improve reading comprehension, attention skills and memory. (New York Times)

Physical Development

  • Before age 7 (and as young as age 3), children who study musical actions such as fingering can improve hand coordination, accuracy and precision. (Today’s Parent)
  • Studies show children who begin music lessons before age 7 have better auditory and visual skills than “late-trained” musicians (those who were older than 7 when they began musical training). (Huffington Post)

Creative Self-Expression

  • Enrolling your child in lessons by age 3 provides them with an appreciation for music and the ability to recognize rhythm and sounds, in creasing auditory development (PBS)
  • Through early musical training, children learn teamwork skills, discipline and self-expression, enhancing further personal development and achievement. (Children’s Music Workshop)

Research provides ample reasons for early music education (before age 7). But the benefits extend beyond. Group music classes are interactive, engaging and just plain fun! Giving your child a positive introduction to the study of music at an early age sets them up for success in the future.

Early Beginners Music Classes (Sprouts: 3-4 year olds & Saplings: 5-6 year olds) 

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