Reasons for Using Music & Cantata Learning With Our Young Learners

May 18, 2015

By Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian

  • Active learning experiences
  • Educators know that learning deepens, not just through reading and listening, but also through creating and interacting.
  • Profound learning occurs when students create, share, interact and explain
  • Using music with ELL Instruction…
    “The use of songs… directly enhances pronunciation, grammatical structure, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions as well as a wide variety in speed of delivery, phrasing, and linking of ideas.” -Anne S. Lowe (1995)
  • Joyful learning.
  • Rhyme, rhythm, repetition
  • Multi-model Learners
  • All children are unique and have the right to meaningful learning experiences.
  • “Music and singing are a fun and effective way to help young children learn. Music supports self-expression, cooperative play, creativity, emotional well being, and development of social, cognitive, communication, and motor skills.” -Shelly Ringgenberg, author of Music as a Teaching Tool: Creating Story Songs
  • Organic music and not synthesized. Our music is enjoyed by adults and children.
  • “Music is the universal language of humankind.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American educator and poet
  • “Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds. “-Benefits of Music Education
  • Cantata Learning content is edutainment (entertainment, practice reading, academic content)
  • Audio scaffolds reading