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Your kindergartner and music

In music class, kindergartners sing, play instruments, listen and move to music.

Let music be their muse

How you can help at home: Your first-grader listens to music and then draws a picture that illustrates how the music makes her feel.

Your second grader and music

In a rich music program, second graders develop their understanding of pitch and melody, play instruments and learn about famous musicians.

Your third grader and music

Third graders sing, move to music, and begin to play simple melody instruments. They also learn how instruments work together in an orchestra.

How to start a music program

With budgetary blues playing all over the nation, music programs are getting silenced. Use this guide to bring music education back to your child's school.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

Strike up the (kitchen) band!

Banging pots and pans drives home the basics of musical beat for youngsters.

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Drink it in

When you use glasses of water as musical instruments, your child learns about pitch.

Name that note

Teaching middle-schoolers the musical staff is easy with this primer on music literacy.

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