Music

Teaching Children with ADHD Music

Music strengthens the areas of the brain that, in the child with ADHD, are weak. Music builds and strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor cortices of the brain. These areas are tied to speech and language, reading, reading comprehension, math, problem solving, brain organization, focusing, concentration, and attention issues. Studies indicate that when learning-disabled children and children with ADHD learn a musical instrument, attention, concentration, impulse control, social functioning, self-esteem, self-expression, motivation, and memory improve. Some studies show that children who have difficulty focusing when there is background noise are particularly helped by music lessons.

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Hong Kong piano prodigy

Tsung Tsung, the Hong Kong 8-year-old piano prodigy everyone is talking about, has garnered more than ten million views on YouTube. He began playing piano at the age of three and was certified in Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) on the age of four. His extraordinary talent has garnered him a prize in Steinway International Piano Competition and invitations to perform around the world.

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10 year old Ethan Walmark with Autism plays piano

Ten year old Ethan Walmark was diagnosed with autism when he was two years ago and turns to music for therapy. The young child has learned to play a variety of pop hits, including Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and The Beatles’ “I Will” and “Let It Be.” Ethan has even performed to a large audience of 15,000 at an Autism Speaks Walk.

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Asian Kids Sing Beautifully

Ten year old Jeffrey Li and and seven year old Celine Tam shock the world with their beautiful voices singing Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” on the television show, China’s New Generation of Sound. The viral video has gained more than 6.7 million views on YouTube.

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Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment

If you are looking to take your talented child to stardom, don’t go it alone, according to top entertainment lawyer, Disneymania producer, former artist manager and author, Steven C. Beer, who has guided the careers of Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears, among his superstar clientele — including newest 20 million viral sensation, Merideth Grace

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Irish and Kenyan children launch song and video for the Thorn Tree Project

An across-the-oceans holiday collaboration by schoolchildren in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland and schoolchildren of the nomadic Samburu tribe of Northern Kenya has launched with an up-tempo song and video called ‘Butterfly Child,’ available to buy on iTunes. Funds raised from sales of the single will drive much-needed expansion of the Thorn Tree Project’s work providing education for children of the Samburu tribe from kindergarten to college.

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