Research has found that learning music facilitates learning in other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas.
In January, Lower Elementary through Middle School piano students of Sue Ellen Miller, were challenged with composing their own piano pieces to be performed at the spring recital on May 7th.
Most of these students had never composed and were hesitant at first, but soon found tremendous joy in creating their unique tunes. Most students worked on solo pieces. However, many older students chose to collaborate. They included lyrics (with vocals at the performance), flute and piano, and two pianos with flute. The results were astounding and it was a unique experience of brand new sounds at the recital.
Making music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. In addition to a robust music curriculum within each program, Princeton Montessori School offers weekly lessons in violin, viola, cello, flute, and piano. If you would like to find out more and register for music lessons click here