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Music for Kids
Music for Kids

Music for Kids

Children enrolled in music programs develop aid in academics, aptitudes in mathematics, science and the arts, promotes large and small motor development such as memory skills, problem solving skills, teamwork, goal settings, self expression and much more.

The introduction of the percussion education since early ages where students develop skills using rhythm instruments, body percussion, etc.

Our Philosophy
Learn how to play percussion instruments
Classes are fun and motivating
Learn how important the clave pattern in the Cuban music is
Students develop a sense of rhythm and beat
Performance as professionals in a special events
Active participation encourages confidence
Discover our multi pattern rhythms
Students improve their listening skills
Group classes incorporating polyrhythmic
Teamwork and independence
All ages are welcome!
Classes are open to all levels and abilities giving an opportunity for all students to learn
Participation in festivals and workshops
More experienced students have the chance to play complex material and focus their skills
We wish to encourage the developments of the Arts which help to protect our culture
Dance movement develops physical coordination, health and well being
Playing and learning
Children will explore musical instruments, play games and the fundamental of percussion

The importance of Music

1. Music contributes to the school and community environment (quality of life).

2. Music helps prepare students for a career and is an avocation.

3. Music makes the day more alive and interesting, which in turn leads to more learning.

4. Music combines behaviors to promote a higher order of thinking skills.

5. It provides a way to image and create, contribute to self-expression and creativity.

6. Music enriches life, it is a way to understand our cultural heritage as well as other past and present cultures. (see article by Bill Pharis)

7. Performing, consuming and composing are satisfying and rewarding activities.

8. Music contributes to sensitivity (see Gloria Kiester's article Teaching Music for "feelingful intelligence).

9. Music education provides for perceptual motor development.

10. It encourages team work and cohesiveness.

11. It fosters creativity and individuality.

12. Music education adds to self-worth of participants.

13. Music education fosters discipline and commitment.

14. It is a major source of joy and achievement.

15. Music provides unique and distinct modes of learning (see article by Howard Gardner).

6. Music is a therapeutic outlet for human beings.

17. It is a predictor of life's success (see article by National Association of Secondary School Principals).

18. It develops intelligence in other areas (see articles by Wendell Harrison, Howard Gardner, Malcom Browne and Tom Cohen).

19. To provide success for some students who have difficulty with other aspects of the school curriculum.

20. To help the student realize that not every aspect of quantifiable and that it is important to cope with the subjective.

21. The music program is very cost-effective (See Save Your Music Program, John L. Benham)