Parents and teachers often ask “What is creative movement?” The terms dance and movement are interchangeable when referring to creative movement. Creative movement is an art form whose medium is the human body in motion. The four basic elements of dance are the body and its different parts and range of movement, and space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these four elements can open up a range of imaginative possibilities.
A video by Rich Gordon (Instrumental Music Director at Sycamore J.H.S. in Anaheim, CA) about teaching musical instruments to young children. This video will provide helpful strategies for starting “from scratch” with a young child’s music education.
While many studies suggest that listening to classical music, such as Mozart, increases IQs and helps students to do better on tests and in class, other research suggests that learning to play an actual instrument can having more benefits.
Jackie Harris, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp and a life-long advocate and supporter of music education for children, talks about the importance and benefits of music education for kids.