We’ve all heard it. And we wanted to believe it could be that simple. But sorry, folks..this just in – from psychologists in Austria of all places (fitting): Listening to Mozart will not make your kid smarter. Gosh darn it….
Here’s the scoop: University of Vienna psychologists recently examined more than 40 studies and unpublished research that included more than 3,000 subjects. Their conclusion: nothing supports the idea that listening to Mozart improves what’s known as spatial ability.
Music education and playing music – now that is an entirely different matter with well-known benefits that spill over into numerous areas of a child’s life. And on that note, here are details on just a few of the music classes offered in HK that you and your kiddo can enjoy:
Kindermusik: Offers a whole variety of age-appropriate classes for newborns to children 7 years old. Family time classes, early literacy music classes to help boost language skills in young children, and classes to help bigger kids transition to more formal instruction are just a few of the offerings.
Priscilla’s Musik’n’Motion : Offers age-appropriate, sensory-based musical activities. Classes are operated out of Panda Junction, the HK Cricket Club, The International Montessori School, and Kidszone in Kowloon.
Wiener Klang: Offers children music eduction programs for all ages that are accredited and certified by The Vienna Music Education Board.