Why early childhood music?
Start your child on the path of lifelong music appreciation and achievement with one of the Wausau Conservatory of Music’s early childhood programs.
According to a five-year study at the University of Southern California, there are significant differences between children who learned to play instruments and those who did not. The research,published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in 2016, shows that music instruction speeds up the maturation of the auditory pathway in the brain and increases its efficiency. This led to accelerated language development and other positive learning effects. Read more here.
Brown University’s study concurs. The ongoing research shows that learning music helped increase abilities in processing and retrieving information, enhancing intellectual and emotional skills such as listening and motor skills, reading comprehension, math and spelling.
Most of all, an appreciation for music gives each of us a simple easy accessible method of relaxation, energy or mood enhancement that lasts a lifetime!