Mind Meets Music is an academic achievement program using music to enhance literacy, math and social emotional learning skill. We are committed to a quality learning experience and the success of underserved preschool through third grade students.
Mind Meets Music is NOT a traditional music program and is not intended to replace school music classes. Rather, it serves as an academic enhancement and acts as a conduit connecting the arts with general education including literacy, math and social emotional learning. Mind Meets Music sessions take place twice-a-week for 30 minutes and are child-centered, sequential, experiential, and intense. The outcome is a revolutionary arts integration program of the highest quality, designed to increase the likelihood of academic success for underserved students.
BASED ON TWO METHODOLOGIES:
Kodály: Child-centered music education emphasizing singing, listening, moving, writing, thinking, and creating.
Dalcroze: Purposeful movement emphasizing creativity and rhythmic fluency.
“Music is transformative, it is the technology of the brain.”
– Reading Music
– Writing Music
– Identifing & Decoding Icons
– Establishing Steady Beat
– Purposeful Movement
Auditory Discrimination: Ability to hear minute differences in pitch.
Comparing/Contrasting Patterns: Ability to recognize patterns and
recognize differences and similarities.
Inner Voice Development: Ability to hear and think deliberately in one’s mind.
Phonological Awareness: Ability to discriminate small units of sounds within words.
Representation: Ability to attribute significance to symbols.
Sequencing : Ability to identify the beginning, middle and end.
Social Emotional Learning : Encompasses five critical skills including self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.
Steady Beat: Ability to hold a steady, rhythmic pulse.
Syntax: Set of rules giving order to meaning in language and music.
Visual Perception: Ability to recognize patterns, track, and decode icons.
-Taught twice a week by a trained Master Teaching Artist
-Each class is 20-30 minutes in duration
-Written for preschool through third grade
-Universally loved by principals, classroom teachers, and students