BabyMusic
Children 0 - 2,5 years old
We grow children through music!
What will we do?
We will stimulate the children's development on different levels. 

Singing is an ideal way to foster language development, 
and the exploration of words and rhymes through a familiar tune enhances memory.

An infant’s brain is not fully developed at birth, and he needs sensory input for the cells to build and connect.

Music provides an auditory means of stimulation that can also carry educational concepts, 
such as language, which will develop as an infant obtains cognitive skills.

Parents know that shakers quickly become their babies’ favourite toys, 
and singing a lullaby will quickly lull their infants to sleep.
What parents might not realise is that these musical foundations 
are changing their infant’s brain in ways that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher and neuroscientist Gordon Shaw have conducted many studies 
with young children investigating the relationship between music and brain development, 
all of which suggest that early exposure to music increases abilities in many other areas, 
including math and language.

Subsequent research at Brigham Young University suggests music has a positive impact 
on the physical development of premature infants and can promote calmness in babies.

Brain Pathways
According to ZerotoThree.org, the first three years of a child’s life are the most crucial for brain development.

While a newborn’s brain is only 25 percent of its adult weight, by age 3, it grows dramatically and 
builds pathways and connections, called synapses, between its numerous cells.

According to Dr. Diane Bales, Ph.D., author of "Building Baby's Brain: The Role of Music,"
the synapses used for classical music are similar to those used for spatial and temporal reasoning, 
which are skills needed for math. Just listening to classical music can “turn on” the synapses.
 
The Mozart Effect
A study published in “Nature” magazine in 1993 received an influx of attention; 
this study investigated college students who showed increased intelligence after exposure to music by Mozart.

The so-called “Mozart Effect” was misinterpreted to suggest listening to classical music 
made people and even infants smarter, but research by psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher and 
neuroscientist Gordon Shaw further solidified the notion that early music exposure does improve cognitive abilities.

These researchers found preschoolers who took music lessons did better at spatial and 
temporal reasoning tasks than those who received computer lessons.

While this research is based on preschool children, subsequent studies such as those at Brigham Young University suggest similar benefits can be seen by engaging children with music during their infant years, when their brains are developing the most.
Dr. Diane Bales suggests that listening to classical music has only temporary benefits, while musical instruction has more long-lasting effects because it actually creates new pathways in the brain.
Music and Learning
According to the Centre for Music Learning at the University of Texas at Austin, infants can categorise auditory stimuli, such as recognising that two or more stimuli are different; their research showed infants at seven months could discriminate timbre and melody and could recognise a melody when played on a single instrument.

Why Classical Music?
While infants show a predilection for music played while still in the womb, classical music often proves better for brain development than the mother’s favourite rock and roll tunes.

Since classical music is more complex in structure, instrumentation and harmony, 
it primes the brain with pathways needed for other cognitive tasks.

According to Dr. Diane Bales, any kind of music helps build musical pathways in the brain and may help infants relax.

The Washington Times suggests that whether it's classical, pop, jazz, blues or Mom's favourite tunes, 
it's the complexity of music itself that offers brain-building benefits.

Zero to Three: Brain Development
Washington Times: Music and Babies: The "Mozart Effect" and More

The groups are divided based on age: 
* BabyMusic I: ° 2019 or 0 - 1,5 year old (more receptive)
* BabyMusic II: ° 2018 or 1,5 - 2,5 year old (more active)

We use the method of Children are Composers. 
This is an intuitive way to discover music.

All sessions are on Sunday Mornings so children and parents can relax and 
chill on their free day and have pure quality time together!
BabyMusic (0 - 2,5y)

Monthly sessions during which our youngest Student Musicians will discover the magic of music. Through interactive games, songs and exercises, they will learn the basics of music.

We have two groups of BabyMusic: 
one for the children who can't walk yet (BM) and one for the more active ones (TM/ PeuterMuziek Dutch).   

These sessions guarantee pure quality time for you and your child.
Choose a location & age group:
Did you know we also have a BabyMusic session to do at home?
The online Children are Composers BabyMusic programme consists of an episode 
filled with games, music, songs and exercises to do at home. All set up for babies. 

You can repeat the episode as much as you and your baby want. 
It is an endless source of fun and inspiration for the both of you. 
Testimonials
Pooja Sejpal Jhaveri
Mother of 2 kids
House of music or should I say house of love n warmth for children. This will be our third year n believe me I could not ask for a better place for music (my daughters favourite extra curricular activity. The warmth n the motivation of the place always strives our kids to give their best. The entire team hats off to all of u. My daughter has not only learned music but loved music n developed as more loving n confident individual I wish n hope they keep on spreading music to the whole world.
Wilfried Van Asche
Grandfather of Max, 10 months old
Yesterday, I tried the online video of Children are Composers BabyMusic with my granddaughter Max for the first time. She immediately became fascinated and kept on watching the entire episode while we were participating with the games and music.

Since then my daughter-in-law has been watching the episodes with Max as well, with the same results. She's over the moon about it!  
What a fun and easy way to keep little children busy with something educational.

We are looking forward to the next video!
Who developed Children are Composers BabyMusic?
Hanne Deneire started the creation of her method when she was only 16 years old. At the age of 19, she got the chance to develop het educative method even further with gifted children at the University of Antwerp. For this, she received a prize from the King Boudewijn Foundation.

In 2018, she started as a guest professor at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp, where she was closely involved in a study of Music & Babies. With her 3rd year Master students, she visited nurseries and analyzed which sounds are appealing for babies and how they react to rhythmic patterns, musical instruments and the voice.

Hanne also composed the musical performance “Nest” for Theatre de Spiegel. As a pre-study, she played music at all possible places for children from 0 to 3 years old. Up until now, this performance has traveled the entire world and has been played over 500 times.
Our Mission is to have 1.000.000 children discovering the magic of music all over the world.  
The method Children are Composers introduces children from birth in a playful and creative way in the world of music. Enjoy the musical discoveries and let the creativity flow!
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