Cognition

In Your Right Brain

The brain is a mysterious organ. It is responsible for all the functions of the body, processes pain, yet has no pain receptors of its own. It's 73% water and produces enough energy to light a small LED bulb. An infant's brain is constantly growing but is already about 80% of the size it will [...]

Reunited: A Short Film About Music and the Human Spirit

Friends, I've said it many times before, and I'll continue to say it: music is magic. Below, you'll find a short, five-minute film about Edward Hardy, a retiree in Somerset, England, and Sam Kinsella, a young man looking for a few extra bucks. Sam's search lead him to Mellifont Abbey, a residential care facility in [...]

Alex and Music’s Magic: A Kindermusik Story

Mark and Kim Elicker and their son Ethan were a wonderful family, but they all had so much more love to give. About six years ago they traveled to China to adopt two year old Alex. This is his story - a story of endless love and musical magic. Kindermusik for Ethan Before Alex came [...]

Music’s Effect on the Developmental Domains

When we say that music is a powerful tool for learning, one of the biggest reasons is because music positively affects every area of a child’s development.  And for over 30 years, one of the strongest advocates for early childhood development through music and movement has been Kindermusik International. With a music and movement curriculum [...]

Science Center Stage: Kids’ Brains Grow Faster with Music

We don’t just think music instruction has a cognitive impact; we know it does.  The science to prove it continues to pile up.  And it’s pretty exciting stuff when you’re talking about things like MRI’s, EEG’s, and behavioral testing being part of the proof. A recent study, begun by the Brain and Creativity Institute at [...]