By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

Over the years, I have frequently written about music and the important role it plays in brain development.

My friends and colleagues know that I love music, and my own children participated in church musical performances, school music classes, and private lessons. In fact, my daughter started small group piano lessons at age 3, which led to the cello in fourth grade. She still plays today, and credits the discipline she learned through music with her success in the legal profession.

In a recent Washington Post story, renowned jazz icon Herbie Hancock talks about the important link between music, math and other technical skills. I hope you will take the time to read this article and think about all the ways young brains analyze details. It is fascinating!