For those who love music and simply want to be in the thick of it, there is no "wrong" age. Any age is the right age to learn an instrument. We've had students who were 80 years old when they started learning their instrument and really enjoyed it.
Spontaneously, we associate music with the sense of hearing. At the same time, we can also experience music with other senses. We are trying to make use of this in our early musical education. In our lessons, children should perceive music holistically, they should not only hear it but also feel it. And of course deaf people can also perceive, experience and make music. They can feel the music and concentrate on the vibrations. Because music doesn't just land in our auditory canal, it flows through our body and triggers certain emotions.
Music and speech have a lot in common. Characteristics such as pitch, tempo, intonation and timbre play an equally important role in speaking and in making music. In fact, musical and linguistic stimuli are even processed in the same regions of the brain. And on top of that, children develop the ability to sing and speak at the same time. It's no wonder that musical language development is used so successfully. But how exactly does language promotion through music work?
When it comes to nutrition, it's not only what we eat that matters, but also the time frame in which we eat. In my latest blog post, I explain how interval fasting has helped me lose weight and what positive effect fasting phases can have beyond weight loss.
Musicality is within us and unfolds if we only have enough contact with it. With musicality it is like with the first language we speak. No one would think of explaining the grammar of his or her mother tongue to a toddler or having him or her learn words by heart.
Music calms, music stimulates and music connects. The sense of hearing is the first sense to be developed in the womb. The voices of parents and siblings convey a sense of security and the mother's heartbeat is the rhythm of the beginning of life. These sounds also promote our development, especially the development of the brain.
Most parents do think about how they (want to) talk to their children, but hardly any of them think about how they listen to their children. And in doing so, we often forget to give children what we naturally demand of them: "Listen to me." Because we know that no matter how good we are at talking, without listening there will be no successful communication, understanding, or comprehension.
After general information about Breathing and Health were touched upon on the Hans-Peter-Becker-Blog, it will get more specific here and an important tool for good breathing is introduced: The Frolov Breathing Trainer. How the breathing trainer exactly works and what effect can be achieved with it, will be described and explained in the current blog post.
Sounds, tones and rhythms can soothe us, touch us, give us goose bumps or awaken our urge to move. Hearing has different and varied effects on our body and soul. The listening therapy according to Dr. Tomatis is even said to help with problems such as concentration and learning difficulties and is used to support therapies and rehabilitation.