Cognition

Cognition Learning Domain Development

Study after study has shown the positive effects of music education on cognitive development. The study, practice, and discipline of making music gives the brain a workout—it develops and expands neural pathways, forming stronger and more complex communication networks. Music education can build listening and auditory processing skills; promote memory and recall; and strengthen executive function, the set of cognitive abilities that controls planning, organizing, goal formation, and more.

In Kindermusik classes, children are introduced to new concepts and topics that help them gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. They learn song lyrics and dance routines that test their memory and recall skills, practice focusing on and listening attentively to original stories and unique animal sounds, and learn about cause and effect through instrument and prop play. Our activities encourage problem solving, symbolic thinking, reasoning, and more—all in a musically engaging and developmentally appropriate way.