Music

Casio Understands Importance of Music Education

Casio provides innovative technology to make learning music easier
Casio America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, is dedicated to providing budding musicians of all levels with the instruments they need to foster a love and appreciation of music. Besides teaming up with various organizations to gift music classrooms keyboards

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Music Education Benefits

A variety of lifelong benefits have been found in music learning
Music is more than an art form, it’s a way of life. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. Research has found that learning music facilitates learning across the

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16 year old pianist raises money for worldwide charities

The child prodigy supports global efforts for music and the arts
Sixteen-year-old piano sensation Ethan Bortnick is quite the philanthropist. He tours to raise money for charities across the globe. Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” Bortnick has raised

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How Children Benefit from Music Education

When school administrators factor budgets, music education is often one of the first activities cut from the curriculum due to funding. By cutting music programs, educators are robbing kids of several benefits and achievements music provides. Studies have proven that kids benefit greatly from music, including achieving better grades, improving social skills and developing self discipline.

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Benefits of Music Therapy

Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music therapy provides a diversion from negative feelings and helps manage the pain of not only adults, but of children with developmental, physical, behavioral, and neurological disabilities.

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Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

No matter whether you’re a child or an adult, when you listen to music, your brain becomes more engaged and active. However, when you play an instrument, your brain gets more of a “full body workout,” according to studies. In the video below, Anita Collins (TED ED) explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play. The video also examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. These benefits can have a huge impact on a child’s life as they learn to play from an early age.

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WATCH: 1 year old drummer prodigy

Video has garnered over one million views during its first week on Facebook.

One year old LJ, from Southern California, can’t keep his hands off the drums. When LJ was four months old, he was tapping his feet and clapping along to the beat. At 13 months old, his dad purchased a drum set after noticing his passion and gift for drumming as LJ was playing bongos like a drum kit.

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Introducing Classical Music to Children

Since the rise of popular music in the Twentieth Century, many children aren’t exposed to classical music anymore. Oftentimes, kids get acquainted to what their parents play and don’t know to listen to anything else. Many kids don’t think to explore different musical styles on their own, such as on YouTube or streaming services, but it would be a good idea to introduce them to classical music at a young age.

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