Bonding Through Music

Music has always been a foundational component in my life. Growing up with two parents who were musicians, even in the womb I was exposed to a variety of musical environments from orchestras to church choirs and beyond. I always enjoy hearing my mom recount her pregnancy as she carried me. She had a particular orchestral series she played for …

Sound Before Sight-Using Patterns to Build Musical Literacy

A key component at every level of South Florida Music’s curriculum is the practice of simple rhythm and tonal patterns to build musical literacy. From our youngest babies to our piano students, reinforcement of patterning occurs in every class. Why are these patterns so important in developing musical literacy? To better understand, let’s think about how a child learns language: …