Musical activities help children develop physical coordination, timing, memory, visual, aural and language skills. When exercising musical skills in the company of others, they gain important experience with self-paced learning, mental concentration and a heightened personal and social awareness.
Music involves ratios, fractions, proportions and thinking in space and time. Second-grade students were given four months of piano keyboard training in addition to use of a newly designed math software program. The group scored over 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children who used only the math software.
• MusIQ at Home makes use of specialized software and MIDI keyboards. These interactive tools facilitate group classes and provide an excellent resource for quality practice at home. With the mobile music lab, MusIQ Club can take place anywhere there are tables and a power outlet.
• MusIQ at Home also emphasizes listening and responding to music, developing a diverse repertoire of music, and music history. Students are both turned onto music and equipped with the tangible, lifelong skills needed to create and improvise.