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The Benefits of Music on Teens

Adolescence is hard. Raging hormones, changing bodies, ever-shifting social dynamics, harder school work, the pressure of college looming a few years away. You might have blocked out your teenage years, but if you haven’t—or if you happen to have saved a middle or high school journal—you’ll remember (or discover with a mix of horror and […]

The Benefits of Music on Big Kids (Also Known as Elementary School Kids)

Our previous posts in the “Benefits of Music” series have detailed the astonishing effects of music on infants, toddlers, and even babies still in the womb. But unlike some other activities, music continues to be incredibly beneficial on kids as they get older, too—and even as they turn from kids into adults! While it’s important […]

The Benefits of Music: On Toddlers

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve been to a music class for toddlers—or two or three. Baby music classes are near universal. And their popularity lies not only in the fact that they’re just literally something to do—for parent and baby—a way to get out of the house, connect with other […]

The Benefits of Music on Newborns

In our first post in the “Benefits of Music” series, we focused on the benefits of music on babies still in the womb. In that article, we pointed to research that shows that exposure to music in the womb can enhance auditory processing, spatial learning, and even set the stage for language acquisition. And these […]

The Benefits of Music in the Womb

As we continue through this new series, “The Benefits of Music from Baby to Big Kid,” you’ll discover how music boosts everything from memory and language skills to social cohesion. But what about before your child is even born? Can music actually get inside the womb and work its magic there? The answer is, resoundingly […]

How to Create a Musical Environment at Home

Whether you’ll be outdoor-schooling, pod-schooling, home-schooling, or regular indoor-schooling, your kids will likely be at home more than they usually are this fall. All those extracurricular activities that have been called off or playdates with people outside your pod that you won’t be doing, all the playgrounds and children’s museums you won’t be going to—it […]

How to Incorporate Music Into Home/Pod/Boots-on-the-Ground Schooling this Fall

It’s still the peak of summer, and a lovely, sticky 98 degrees outside in NYC, but you have probably been wondering what your fall is going to look like. It’s not an easy question. Will you be homeschooling? Pod-schooling? Braving the boots-on-the-ground schooling? The uncertainty around the fall and what we are all supposed to […]

Music & Screentime; or, How Not to Freak Out about Your Child’s Screen Habits During Quarantine

Musication’s Virtual Lessons Program has been going strong and will continue through the summer. We’ve heard from parents that it’s been a great way to keep their kids’ routines going through the quarantine, offering them something relatively low-stress to look forward to and prepare for each week, and also giving them the opportunity to engage […]

Celebrating Black Lives, Music & Excellence

I don’t have many words of wisdom or comfort in these trying times we find ourselves in. Mainly I’m filled with questions: How do we enact lasting change so that we don’t have to confront these egregious racist actions on a daily basis, even during a national lockdown? How do we heal? How do we […]

The Power of Music: Getting Through These Times with the Help & Healing of Music

Week 7 of coronavirus shutdown. Life has changed so quickly, and in a way that was probably unimaginable even at the beginning of March. Whether you’re homeschooling, working remotely, have been laid off, or are an essential or healthcare worker putting in those terrifying hours day-in and day-out—you are likely stressed. You are likely struggling […]