When learning to sing on pitch, each child takes in the information and processes it differently.
Each lesson is carefully crafted to give the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners opportunities to experience the lesson through their strongest learning style. Hearing the two pitches sung, singing the pitches themselves, associating the two pitches with a familiar song, and moving their hands up and down while they sing are perfect examples of how one activity reaches each learning style.
When a child experiences success through their dominant learning style, they gain confidence and learning is strengthened and accelerated. In the music class environment, they grow in their ability to sing through all ways of learning.
A majority of educators agree that chorus participation canhelp make students better participants in groups, help develop stronger social skills, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, and help instill self-discipline and punctuality.
Audiation is the ability to hear music when no musical sound is present. When you audiate, you have internalized music and are “thinking” music. While progressively omitting the lyrics in a song they have learned, children are given the opportunity to audiate.
Some children may spontaneously “fill in the blanks” by singing the missing music. Regardless of the response, this is an opportunity to engage the children’s music listening and thinking skills.
Practicing a new skill is hard. Sometimes it feels impossible and can be very discouraging. Luckily, Myriad Music School is here to bring you some good news.
The reason learning a new skill (specifically an instrument) is hard is because you are building new pathways in your brain. We call these “Lighting Bolt Highways”. When you are practicing something new between your 2 hands, or with your feet, you are sending lighting bold messages across the 2 hemispheres of your brain. This creates new highways for the information to travel along.
In order for this information to last for your whole lifetime you have to send that message across 10,000 times! See how amazing you are by just sitting down to practice?