Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 2:42 PM
MYC Family: 
 Hi Pat,
 We just finished the first phase of the move and we're now officially in Dallas. 
 Again, I want to sincerely thank you for all your efforts over the years for our family and music.  You've provided a great musical base for us and also a high teaching standard for other teachers that will work with Alex and Troy.  I'll try to email you a future update on Alex and Troy with their piano progress.  Many, many thanks for all your efforts.


Why your child should study music

  • Exposure to music makes children smarter.
  • Children who take piano lessons are able to learn complex math problems earlier than those who’ve had no musical training.
  • Adults who studied music before the age of 12 had better memories for words than those who did not. – researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Significantly more of the brain is used during music making than previously thought. – Dr. Lawrence Parsons of the University of Texas – San Antonio
  • Rhythmic movement plays a critical role in the reading process – the ability to keep a steady beat – simply clapping hands rhythmically – figures prominently in cognitive development. – Phyllis Weikart the University of Michigan
  • Music training, specifically piano instruction, is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science. – psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin
  • Preschoolers have lots to gain from listening to music because it encourages movement.

 Dr. Rosalie Pratt, Brigham Young University  


“Studying music encourages self discipline and diligence traits that carry over into mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography.”- No Child Left Behind Act 


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