Words of Wisdom for Wednesday: Zoltan Kodaly

Let us take our children seriously! Everything else follows from this… only the best is good enough for a child.                                                    –  Zoltan Kodaly Zoltan Kodaly, the Hungarian composer and music […]

Words of Wisdom for Wednesday: William James

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing.” – William James The early 20th-century philosopher and psychologist William James realized the paradox of singing – that it actually helps us feel happier and increases our emotional well-being. Currently, the British researcher Graham Welch has discovered the same effect. Singing is also beneficial […]

Words of Wisdom for Wednesday: Albert Einstein

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein Several music programs teach musical concepts in a very formal and rote manner. I believe that for young children, the emphasis should always be on the joy of singing, dancing, and making music with friends; the […]