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Music reaches children in a powerful way. Sharing music with friends is exciting, and what My First MusIQ Club has prepared for children is exactly that - a collection of wonderful experiences that help children develop emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically. Read the articles below to see the current neuroscience research and to learn how the thrill of learning with friends in the weekly music session is complemented by the joy of creating music every day, facilitated by interactive software children get to use at home. Harness the incredible power of music for your child, by registering in a preschool program that includes My First MusIQ Club.

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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

TED Ed, August 2014, thekidshouldseethis.com

Children who learn to read and play and improvise music gain important advantages. The Adventus approach allows every child to access these benefits while having fun..

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The Power of Music

Steve Buckley,February 2013, www.TheHomeSchoolMagazine.com

The current Neuroscience research shows why real skill development included in a quality instrumental music education has such a great impact on your child's achievement.

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Ignite Your Child’s Creativity with Music

Parent Child Magazine, March 2013

We would all like for our children to be creative. The thought of our children creating inventions, producing works of art or solving problems in an original way is exciting!

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Is there a practical way to align the stars in favor of creativity?

Creativity occurs naturally in an environment that inspires imagination and fosters a desire to produce. Confidence in one’s own skills is a key facilitator of creativity.

With the right approach, the process of learning the language of music can bring all of these pieces together in a brilliant way.

When a child or youth first gets their hands on an instrument, and begins reading and playing music, their eyes are opened to an exciting new world. There’s a deep-seated natural desire to create their own music. It’s an ideal set up for igniting creativity.

But how can we practically develop the well-rounded musical skills and confidence required to be creative with music? Traditional solutions present challenges, and a relatively few students these days complete the journey.

Since the dawn of man there hasn’t been a practical way to develop real musical skills with preschool children.. it’s always been very challenging, and is rarely successful. But that was before Adventus International created ‘My First MusIQ Club’, and the interactive software that provides incentive and feedback in the weekly class and at home.

This innovative “Adventus approach” to musical skill development is Conservatory Approved combining traditional and modern strategies in an accessible weekly class with friends. MusIQ Club classes are led by a teacher and facilitated by award-winning interactive software and include a group performance component. Steady progress at home with their instrument is easy for parents thanks to the interactive software.

My First MusIQ Club accesses the natural attraction children have to interactive exploration. Learning music with friends helps students have fun and stay engaged during the class, and increases their interest in preparing for the next class.

There’s time to noodle around improvising, time to play skill developing games, time to learn pieces from the library, and time to listen to 200 of the greatest pieces ever composed..

The Adventus MusIQ Approach makes it practical for every child to develop creativity with music. It’s rewarding when your children share their musical talent, and the advantage goes beyond musical creativity. Studies show participation in a challenging instrumental music program leads to faster rates of learning Math, Science and Reading.

As a parent it’s encouraging that a half hour with a teacher each week and playing with interactive software at home could lead to all of these benefits.

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Not too Young to Play this Way

Parent/Child Magazine, November 2013

If you’re on the lookout for the best activities for your preschool aged child, ‘My First MusIQ Club’, an exciting new type of preschool music program, should be on the top of your list.

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No other program has the power to engage children so quickly and completely in music, for a serious advantage before they start school.

The special ingredient is the award-winning interactive software, Children’s Music Journey, which offers a captivating, accessible adventure that uses a piano keyboard connected to the computer to develop real music reading and playing skills in an easy interactive process that feels like fun from start to finish. Successes every day increase your child’s confidence and interest throughout the program.

Another key ingredient is learning music with friends. My First MusIQ Club’s weekly class includes all the best traditional group activities like singing and dancing. Children and their teacher have short lessons with endearing animated composer characters, before playing skill building games and improvising. It’s a good sign when children get up in the morning with their weekly music class on their minds!

A third key ingredient is the interactive software for regular practice at home. If children remain engaged and are developing skills gradually (several times a week) over the course of the year, the benefits are very significant. To achieve that, the software is provided at home, with support, at no additional charge. From emotional and social development to faster rates of learning in Math, Science and Reading, this music program keeps children engaged during their weekly classes with friends, and during enjoyable time at home.

You may be wondering if your child too young to develop skills reading music and performing the piano at 3-5 years old.. What if it feels like work and it discourages your child from continuing?

In the past we were limited to traditional strategies for learning to read music and play the piano. Often the best answer was to wait a couple years until children were 6 or 7.

Fortunately, we are no longer limited to challenging traditional strategies for reading music and playing piano. Adventus has created a way to make the effort involved in learning the language of music seem much more like the most exciting kind of play.

Many early childhood experts are raising concerns as to whether this 3-5 age group is too young for technology in general. While there is evidence of overuse of activities involving technology, the Children’s Music Journey interactive software being used with a piano keyboard is an advanced alternative. Used for just 10-20 minutes most days, CMJ makes an excellent substitute for less developmental activities, like TV.

2013 blog reviews by 100 families using Adventus software while their young children learned to read and play music showed children consistently responded with enthusiasm and focus, resulting in wonderful experiences at home and in the classroom. That’s a real improvement over some of our early days in the piano studio!

What’s the takeaway? Technology’s value and appropriateness depends on the details. Children’s Music Journey, and the complementary traditional group activities make a wonderfully successful combination. For the first time ever, My First MusIQ Club makes it possible for preschool students to receive all the benefits of a quality instrumental music education before starting school.

The new approach used in My First MusIQ Club will certainly be a lot of fun for your child, but it also ensures students have access to very important cognitive benefits, and it’s Conservatory endorsed because it also provides a strong foundation and interest for future music learning. Can you think of other activities that accomplish this much development?

If the Adventus approach hasn’t been integrated into your existing day care program or home activities, a very modest effort could set your children up for continued successes in music that will last a lifetime.

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The Benefits of Music Education

The Royal Conservatory, April 2014

A WEALTH OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH over the last decade is proving that music educationis a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social, and creative potential...

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