Steady Beat and Reading Skills: It’s All in the Ear

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Recent research demonstrates the connection between the ear, the brain, steady beat, and reading. What has been reported in the past, in the Journal of Neuroscience, for example, is that the motor skills used in drumming improve language development. A new study at Northwestern pulls in the auditory sense, thus closing the triangle of auditory, beat, and reading.

The study is “the first to provide biological evidence linking the ability to keep a beat to the neural encoding of speech sounds”. Read the fascinating article on this research here.

This conclusion is confirmation of what we do here at CYM. Our youngest learners experience steady beat activities in every single Musikgarten class. This is when beat integration is most easily absorbed! For the rest of us in other points along the musical journey, CYM is providing all students and families an amazing drumming circle day! You won’t want to miss this fun, hands-on, music making experience, even if you have never picked up a drum.

Sign your family up for the fun, and reap the benefits of helping to establish internalized steady beat in your children!

Drum Circle

March 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at CYM Sewickley on Saturday, March 14 at 4 pm led by local musician Matt Price.

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