Recently, I was interviewed by Dr. Steve Adubato for his One-to-One segment and his panel discussion on Caucus NJ about the importance of the arts in education in NJ. A part of the one-to-one segment involved me discussing how important it is for children to be exposed to music during the 0-3 years.
For the past three years, I have been holding a free, once a month, Caregiver and Me Music Program for ages 0-3 at the school I teach to give back to the community that I grew up. The program is based on Dr. Feierabend’s First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers. I was inspired to learn more about this program and to come certified in it when I met Dr. Missy Strong a few years’ back. Her research in early childhood music and neuroscience has inspired me greatly and I thank her greatly for everything she contributes to music education.
Though the One-to-One and Caucus NJ segments have not aired yet on PBS, this segment with various childhood experts speaking about the benefits of childcare for ages 0-3 did. I am honored to be included on this segment (at the 3:00 mark), especially as a music educator speaking on the importance of music in early childhood.
If you are finishing up teaching this week before the holidays, I am right there with you and wish you much energy, happiness, health, and joy!