Children exposed to a proper music pedagogy while learning increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practice skills, display superior cognitive performance (e.g., in linguistic, mathematical, and spatial comprehension), compared with their non-musically trained peers, according to a number of studies published in the journal “Psychology of Music”.
A Harvard-based study has found that children who study a musical instrument for at least three years outperform children with no instrumental training—not only in tests of auditory discrimination and finger dexterity (skills honed by the study of a musical instrument), but also on tests measuring verbal ability and visual pattern completion (skills not normally associated with music).
The project delivers high quality recording performed by professional musicians playing on live instruments. This sharpens the critical listening skills in children and teaches them the language of music(proper tone, rhythm and feeling..). Quoting from Mr. Suzuki’s philosophy: “ Without exception, every child who is raised hearing beautiful pronunciation or music will learn to speak with just that inflection. This means that everyone can develop superior sensitivity and a true understanding of music if they are raised amidst high quality music”. It is well known that native speakers of a language are those who have no foreign accent in their pronunciation, due to learning the language at a tender age. That is why, it is very important, just like any language, to start music education at an early age. Moreover, as children learn first and foremost, by listening, this principle applies to learning music similar to learning languages.