This program is focused on children of early ages (from 2 to 5 years old); who can stimulate their brain and the motor functions through musical and pedagogical activities, using musical instruments suitable for these ages. It is important to notice that our program is based in different musical learning method such as Kodaly, Dalcroze, Martenot, as well some early childhood education methods as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, combining activities and making possible that our children can be benefited both psychologically and academically; moreover, many pieces of research affirm that when the children have contact with musical art, either playing an instrument, singing or listening music, several reactions occur in the brain areas, even reactions that have never been stimulated with other activities. For example, some stimuli can activate mental processes and neural connections that improve logical thinking, mathematical skills, logical reasoning, and language skills. Besides, it is important to know that the musical vibration has many benefits over the central nervous system, reducing any type of stress, anxiety, and hyperactivity.
Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher, and is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method. It is important to consider that this method is one of the most relevant approaches in music education. Kodály considers that young children unconsciously learn the basic musical elements: rhythm, hand signs, memory development, singing, and more. Because music education is already rooted in the culture they are immersed in, learning can occur both in the classroom and at home, with family.
Swiss composer, musician and music educator who developed Dalcroze Eurhythmics. The Dalcroze method is approached to the learning and experiencing music through movement. The most important benefit with this method id appreciating, earing-training, and improvisation, which are some areas that the children can improve. In this method the body is the main instrument because the students listen to the music rhythm and express what is hearing through movement. Simply this approach connects music, movement, mind, and body.
French cellist, a radio telegrapher during the first World War. The Martenot method explains that the music education may be applied to art and dance as well as to solfège and piano. Based on the ‘three Montessori steps’ – imitation, recognition, and reproduction – they are in complete contrast to traditional methods in that they analyze the evolution of learning from sense perception to the acquisition of knowledge.
Also, we have inspired in the Montessori approach for creating this space of early musical education. Considering that our philosophy coincides in to promote the creativity in the children, we have adapted many musical activities for exploring some aspects of sensorial experience by themselves, in a safe environment, where the children have easy access to the musical instruments and pedagogical resources.