Down syndrome, Disability and Why We Should Teach Music.

Why Teach Music?

Music Is a Science  

Music is exact and specific. It demands exact acoustics. The conductor’s score is a chart, a map which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume and volume changes, melody and harmony all at once, and with the utmost control of timing.

Music Is Mathematics

The rhythm is based on the subdivision of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

Music Is a Foreign Language

The terminology is in Italian, German or French, and the notation is certainly not any spoken language, but highly developed symbols that represent ideas, duration, location in the sound spectrum, tempo. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language. All cultures of the world can be represented through music.

Music Is Physical Education

Music requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks, facial muscles, plus extraordinary control of the diaphragm, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music Makes Us Human

Music allows a human to take all these boring but difficult techniques  and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science can not duplicate, it is human emotion and feelings.

Music Makes Us Human, That Is Why We Should Teach Music.

Email me at: info@danielaclapp.com  to find out how you can teach my Holistic Piano Method to your child or your students.

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