Articles and Research Findings

On this page, I'll rotate articles, studies and findings on early music education and what it means for your children.

Music and Movement as it relates to kids with Special Needs

In a recent journal, the Oregon Music Educators Association published an article on The Learning Groove and what sets it apart from other music and movement curricula. Find it here.


Early Music Lessons Have Long Term Benefits

by Perri Klass, M.D.  (blogs, New York Times, 9/10/2012)

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood, by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., is a clear overview of some of the leading research on the importance of early music education. It reveals how early babies start to recognize pitch and rhythm, and how quickly the door to learning music as a first language can close.

Music: It's in your head changing your brain

by Elizabeth Landau, CNN

It has a nice section by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones' Victor Wooten, and how kids learn music as they learn language, and they learn it not through lessons, but through playing.