Studies have shown that early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. There is also a link between music and spatial intelligence—the ability to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures.
Carolina Prep’s music education program is based on the following national music standards:
- Teaches the value of sustained effort to achieve
- Provides children with a means of self-expression
- Fosters better communication and cooperation skills
- Teaches young people to conquer fear and take risks
The Core Knowledge Sequence allows the students to learn about the history of music and to explore the different areas of music including music theory and composition, music history, and certainly creativity! The students learn about the basic elements of music: pitch, rhythm, form, melody, harmony, timbre, and dynamics.
Students share what they have learned by presenting a musical production each school year. This performance, along with multiple classes weekly, help students develop skills as well as a passion for music.