Music

Louisville Leopard Percussionists take on Led Zeppelin

The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing “Kashmir,” “The Ocean” and “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. The video has gone viral and has received over 1 million views. Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page even praises the young ensemble. “Too good not to share,” he writes on Facebook.

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Benefits of Music in Child Development

Children of all ages express themselves through music. Playing music for infants proves that, even at an early age, children sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music they hear. Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play. Kids in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument. Older children dance to the music of their favorite rock bands and use music to form friendships and share feelings.

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Science Has Proven Music Benefits Children’s Emotional & Behavior Maturation

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation.

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Music Therapy and Young Children

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is a well-established allied health profession similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy.

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