LJA students are budding musicians, as they are learning to play Recorders and studying music literacy including reading notes, clapping out rhythms, and having a very enjoyable time.

Reading music helps brains work better. Researchers at Northwestern University found that people who play a musical instrument generally have a greater memory, and attention span, and are better at conveying emotions. Such activities can also help develop enhanced speech and language skills.

Another benefit of studying music is that it is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness.

According to research, the brain builds new neural connections (paths for information to travel through the brain) while learning to play music. This increases the brain’s ability to adapt and change.

I think we are building geniuses!

Susan Zimmermann