When you play the piano, do you know you are using both sides of your brain simultaneously- the only activity that you can do to utilize right/ left function collaboratively. Music lessons have also been proven to increase and enhance brain function longterm in the developing brain of a child. Music also reiterates math as we learn division of bear, counting, and learn fractions wth whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. The subject of language is enhanced as we read a new 'language' and science comes to play as we discover how sound works and sound waves and vibration occur. We build confidence as children feel ownership over their ability to make music and play a familiar song independently or, if they are in an ensemble, team building occurs as you must listeb to one another to play successfully- and when you do that, you realize how much you must rely on each other. And there's something magical that happens to a child when they sing like no ones listening, and begin to hear how their Voice can transform. I've taught kids who have had complete transformations in my studio simply by getting that chance, that opportunity, that ability to discover what's inside of them!! It's no surprise then to me why our music students become successful in life- music is the foundation! And I am proud to be at the heart of it!