We all know how much children love and respond to music, but science is now showing us concretely that music is very very good for children! We now know that practicing music in early childhood can influence cognitive and emotional development throughout your child’s lifetime.
Joan Koenig designed the Baby Musiking curriculum. She is a professional musician, the founder of the Ecole Koenig, and is passionate about music, neuroscience and early childhood.
Baby Musiking classes focus on synchronisation. This is what music gives us that no other art form does. Music becomes possible when we move and play together. When children participate in a musical activity they are developing an incredible intuitive, emotional and physical awareness of one another, and research has shown that these children demonstrate greater altruism. They also develop a strong connection with the person they are making music with.
Learning music through embodiment is vital for very young children, as studies show that babies moving and bouncing to music develop their vestibular system, which they need to be able to learn to walk and even to read. Even more now that science shows that passivity caused by excessive screen exposure is endangering an entire generation of young children.
45 minutes group lesson
for 0 to 3 year old children, accompanied by the mother, the father or a very energetic “nounou”
Baby Musiking 1 : 6 months to 22 months old
Baby Musiking 2 : 22 months to 3 years old
Neuroscience is showing us that a child’s musical and linguistic abilities develop exponentially during the first years of life. Joan Koenig has been researching this exciting topic directly with the scientific community since 2013. She is proposing a class for babies and parents that is science based, and terribly fun! Beware, you have to be ready to move and shake with your children!
Classes are taught by Rebecca Simic and Ketevan Mirianashvili.
Rebecca is a classically trained singer and flutist from the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. She was nominated for a prestigious Australian Entertainment Industry “Mo” Award for her performances on stage and her International music career led her to sing all over the world including for the Queen of England at Windsor Castle.
Ketevan is a graduate from the Musical School of Tbilissi and Paris Sorbonne. With more than 30 years of piano practice, Ketevan is used to the stage. In July 2017 she produces a videoclip of one of her compositions, which air on a small television channel in Georgia. She is happy to accompany or Baby Musiking classes since 2017.
2018 -2019 Planning:
Tuesday 9:30am – Baby Musiking 1
Tuesday 10:30am – Baby Musiking 2
Wednesday 9:30am – Baby Musiking 2
Wednesday 10:30am – Baby Musiking 1
Thursday 9;30am – Baby Musiking 1
Thursday 10:30am – Baby Musiking 2
Saturday 9:30am – Baby Musiking 1
Saturday 10:30am – Baby Musiking 2 – FULL
Tuesday to Thursday classes: at 37, rue Fondary
Saturday class: at 12, rue Letellier
33, rue Fondary 75015 Paris
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