Play is rhythm. Speech is rhythm. Movement is rhythm. When I improve my rhythm, I make other areas of my life easier and more enjoyable. Music is innately connected to many students' most challenging subject, math! In fact, I like to say that music is math you can feel.
Because of their strong foundation in rhythm, my students transition well to choir, orchestra, bell choir and other musical activities outside the studio, where they enjoy social connection as well as musical satisfaction. What most people don't know is that by helping to enhance the brain's rhythm system, we prepare it to create the most sophisticated rhythm of all: attentive stillness.
Get started on music math at home with a simple find-the-beat game you can play anywhere!
Elisabeth C. Swim, M.A., Founding Music Guide of Sounds Like Me Inc.