Music Education in the Preschool Classroom

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Music Education in the Preschool Classroom

Generally when we think of music in preschool, we tend to imagine singalongs and music and movement. We don’t tend to associate preschool music with the actual learning of notes, music vocabulary or the playing of an instrument.  Today I want to discuss why every preschool teacher should consider including real music education in their preschool classroom. 

What is and isn’t Music Education?

This may be the first question we should be answering before proceeding any further. As mentioned, we tend to think of kid’s music as just that, kid’s music for fun. Perhaps we even attach some sociological benefits to it as well such as participation, getting along with others, turn-taking. 

While these developmental skills are extremely important, children still aren’t learning true music education. Music education involves learning how music works including music notation, instrument proficiency, and fluidity in the language of music. Fundamentally,  music education is learning how to read, write and play music.

Why is Music Education important?

Fortunately, there aren’t many people that would argue how valuable music is in the life of a child. However, beyond the seemingly obvious benefits of music, there are research-based benefits that are extremely powerful. Many studies have been done on the benefits of music education on a cognitive level.

Studies have shown that those who study music at an early age show effect of cognitive maturation. In an article by Frontiers in Psychology, they write, “There is also a wealth of studies suggesting that music training may have a sizeable effect on cognitive maturation during childhood.” Read the article here.

There is also a wealth of studies suggesting that music training may have a sizeable effect on cognitive maturation during childhood

Bringing Music into the Classroom

We understand that with all that a preschool teacher has to do, it may seem overwhelming to add music education to that list. The good news is that we designed Color Me Mozart™ with the elementary school teacher in mind.

We know you have a lot to do, but we also know how much you care about your students and giving them the most useful and powerful tools imaginable. With that in mind, our system is meant to be incorporated right into your music time. Our NEW Teaching Manual guides you through each step and lesson so it is easy to implement. More importantly, you DO NOT have to know music in order to teach music. The best part is that you will learn as well! 

Conclusion

We have seen over and over again how music has changed the lives of so many children. Like any other part of their educational and developmental milestones, the earlier they are immersed in basic pillars of language, the easier it is for them to absorb. 

If you’re ready to bring music education into your preschool classroom, reach out to us anytime.

As always, happy playing!

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