At Kling Klong, Modern Music School’s holistic concept for early childhood music education, it’s the little ones that rock.
Together, they sing and play with kid-friendly instruments, such as percussions, claves and rattles. They stomp, clap and dance and thus experience the music with all their senses.
Playfully, they discover the various instruments, learn a bit of music theory here and there, and, as a side effect, also improve their auditory sensibility, rhythm and instrumental playing.
Kling Klong avoids killjoys such as a forced practice or the glockenspiel. And specialized instrumental training and sheet music as well aren’t for kids under the age of six or seven.
Instead, we ensure that children maintain their innate love of music. With Kling Klong, we create an environment in which kids, as part of a group, make music and live creativity, imagination, community and joy. This is how the positive side effects of music can unfold. This is how music makes smarter.
The educational magazine “News4Teachers” published an article in March 2018, titled:
“Promoting Intelligence with early childhood music education: How music influences kids’ brains.“
When asked “How does early childhood music education correlate with promoting intelligence?”, they write:
Neuro-scientists suspect a connection between music and the language development of a child.
Furthermore, early childhood music education positively influences the social behavior of children and playing an instruments leads to the development of synapses in the brain, which has a positive effect on the performance of children beyond music lessons, in school.
Dancing, for example, promotes coordination and learning choreography trains the short-term memory.
Further study results prove the promotion of critical soft skills like
- Concentration ability or
These skills are not only important for their performance in school but also promise more success later in life.
Other positive effects can be seen on abstract thinking, science and mathematics, strategic thinking, space-time perception, understanding of technical relationships, social skills, logical thinking, language development, creativity, self-esteem, and the IQ of a child.
Early childhood music education, therefore, really does boost a child’s intelligence, but also many other important aspects of a successful and happy life.
The authors agree: Every child should enjoy an early childhood music education. Which is something, I, too, believe with all my heart.