Childhood music study may offer brain lifelong boost

CTV.ca News Staff Date: Thu. Apr. 21 2011 11:03 AM ET Those endless hours of scales, triads and minuets can sometimes get dull, but there could be long-term benefits to music lessons. A new study suggests learning a musical instrument as a child could keep you sharp into old age. In the small, preliminary study […]

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Family Focus

Meet the McIntyre Family Our family began our K-W Kindermusik journey more than 6 years ago when our first child was born and we have been there ever since.  All three of our kids have thoroughly enjoyed their experience, as have my husband and I. Like with most families, our children have distinctly different personalities […]

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It’s a snowday!

Please be advised that that Kindermusik classes today and this evening will be canceled due to a severe weather alert issued by Environment Canada. Classes will be made up at the end of the semester. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. It’s a good day to cuddle up close with your little ones, and stay […]

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Family Focus: Meet the Fisher-Tolton Family!

We started attending Kindermusik when my daughter, who is now seven, was just three weeks old. We were living in a big city where I didn’t know anyone, and it was the dead of winter. Being a new mom I was unsure of so many things and really wanted to talk with someone who was […]

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There’s an App for that…..

Kindermusik Radio has arrived, and we have an app for that! The Kindermusik Radio app offers a parent-child activity for every song, and each activity is designed to engage and entertain young listeners as well as stimulate early childhood development. Research shows that music helps children become better learners. Toddlers love to dance, swing and […]

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How Important Is Music?

From the February 2011 Trumpet Print Edition What the ayatollah, Darwin and Freud were missing out on By Ryan Malone “It’s better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills.” Those were the words of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last August when he denounced all forms of music […]

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What’s Going On In There? (Part 2)

Apparently, a lot of you enjoyed the article from last week about Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin. Here’s a little more info from the book I thought I’d share… “Right from birth and through the early years, the brain undergoes a period of development, when new neural connections are forming more rapidly than […]

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What’s Going On In There?

When I started my teaching career, 25 years ago, everyone believed that the left side of the brain was responsible for logic and math, and the right side was for music, art and all things creative. You were either one or the other. But thanks to research that started with Frances Rauscher and an article […]

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Great news for Kindermusik families!

To help parents with the cost of enrolling their children in activities that encourage them to be healthy and active, the Ontario government has passed legislation to introduce a new Children’s Activity Tax Credit. This would be the only tax credit in Canada provided for a comprehensive range of children’s activities. Under the proposed tax […]

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