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Why is Music Important for Children? Dan Goeller

March 09, 2017

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Summary

You’ve probably heard that music is good for the development of children, but what is it about music, that gives it such a profound impact?

While research continues to prove the positive impact of music, schools in the US continue to eliminate or reduce music and art programs.

Joining me today, to explore this fascinating topic is the composer Dan Goeller. I have known Dan personally for many years and have always been fascinated with his music. I’ve met his family, stayed at his home, and even performed and recorded some of his compositions. But Dan is not only a composer, but a deep thinker, a father to 3 lovely children, and recently he started an El Sistema-based non-profit youth orchestra in his city for kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience music.

We had a stimulating conversation which, especially if you’re a parent, you’ll find to be quite instructional. 

 

Links

http://dangoellermusic.com/product-category/childrens-works/the-selfish-giant/

http://dangoellermusic.com

harmonysouthdakota.org

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/5/1488

https://news.usc.edu/102681/childrens-brains-develop-faster-with-music-training/

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7603-if-i-were-not-a-physicist-i-would-probably-be

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