Music and Childhood

May 01, 2021

Quote of the Week

"If music be the food of love, play on" - William Shakespeare

The Effects Of Music On Childhood Development

Since nearly the beginning of human history, music has been used as a force for healing. Aristotle taught that “When we hear (music and poetry) our very soul is altered.” In modern times, scholars and doctors have researched the mysterious power of music. Some of this research has yielded truly incredible insights. [Read More]

This week, we are also happy to share this heartwarming example of how social distancing brought "musical collaboration" for a 9-year-old and an experiment to enhance appreciation for "Indian Classical Music" with children which was filled with fun as well as rigour.

Reading Corner

Title: Before John Was a Jazz Giant
By: Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls
Age: 5+ years"

This book is about the childhood of a musician named John Coltrane. We find out that young John Coltrane was all ears before he was a musician. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. The illustrations contain vivid blues, reds, and swirls that make the reader feel the music.

Be the Change

Connect with a child through music - be it listening together or singing along or playing a musical instrument or writing a song or connecting with the everyday sounds and music of nature, in whichever way you and the child would enjoy :)