Music and Self-Regulation

“The cerebellum right at the bottom of the brain is the timekeeper of the brain, controlling movement such as foot-tapping, dancing and playing an instrument. It plays an important role in emotional reactions to music. Our lower brain develops early and is functional from birth. It is involved with the regulation of all our primaryContinue reading “Music and Self-Regulation”

What’s in a name?

Someone asked me today why I chose to name our company Allegro Education. Although I put a lot of thought into this decision, I realised it is not written anywhere. Allegro is a musical term that instructs the musician to play the piece cheerfully, with joy or in a lively fashion. This feeling is something thatContinue reading “What’s in a name?”

Researching Music

This months recommended resources for music, play based learning and some music to use at home. Anita Collins Music: I was privileged enough to do a six month mentor ship with Anita and she is absolutely brilliant! Her website is filled links to fantastic research and videos of her work such as her TEDx talkContinue reading “Researching Music”

The advantages of an in-service music program

When I worked in Early Learning, there was no music program. I worked for three years to build up an incredible Music Education program but unfortunately, the program was not seen as a necessity and was dropped due to budget restrictions. While I can completely understand why this happened, I don’t believe it was inContinue reading “The advantages of an in-service music program”