Music Enrichment

“Our entire mind and body must be engaged, and operating in harmony on multiple levels in order to successfully play music together.”

 

Music at Elmhurst Academy is a journey across the world. Students explore music, and instruments from America, Africa and more. In music class, the primary emphasis is making music directly. We also love to listen to music of all different types. In the process students learn that no matter the style of music, there are certain basics that are always part of making music. (tempo, rhythm etc.) The physical act of manipulating instruments helps develop coordination and motor skills.

 

Music is so unique because it challenges us to use all of our abilities together. From early childhood and throughout the rest of our lives, playing music can help to understand concepts such as:

 

  • Spatial relationships

  • Patterns

  • Mathematics and geometry

  • Literacy and reading

  • Vocabulary

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When young children are consistently engaged by music in an age-appropriate, socially accepting environment, they benefit at many levels: 

  • Reading. They gain the phonological processing, spoken language, and comprehension skills that are the foundation of reading.

  • Quantitative. They build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills required for math, science, and engineering.

  • Social. They develop social and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness—like the ability to regulate their responses and relate to others in complex ways.

  • Physical. By moving and dancing to music and playing simple instruments, children improve their gross and fine motor skills.

  • Creative. Activities that encourage freedom within a fun and friendly structure spark their creativity. 

212 West Lake Street, Elmhurst Illinois 60126

Phone: (630) 279-2494

Fax: 630-279-2846

E-mail: info@elmhurstacademy.com

Website: www.elmhurstacademy.com

School Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Before School Program: 7:00am-8:30am

After School Program: 3:30pm-6:00pm