The importance of cultivating a growth mindset in our kids
We love our children and want the best for them. We want to give them a head start in life. We want them to develop the skills to adapt and to transform themselves in an ever-changing world.
Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world with 918 million speakers, followed by Spanish, and then English.
In many parts of the world, it is common to find children learning and speaking 2 or more languages. The U.S. has long been viewed as a monolingual country although the percentage of children learning an additional language is gradually increasing over the years.
The combination of language and music increases our intelligence, improves our understanding of the world, and opens up new creative options. It improves our cognitive skills and helps us become more culturally-aware and culturally-sensitive.
Why learn a second language at an early age?
Why is music important?
The Beauty of Combining Language with Music
Why combine music and language? Does learning through music work?
Why is Heart Strings Mandarin different from other classes?
Ms. Sharon's Unique Qualifications and Skills:
Hi. I'm a music educator & therapist
- Have taught infants up to preschoolers music/movement classes and piano instruction for all ages
- Have a good understanding of child development
- Use music to achieve musical goals
- Use music and other expressive arts modalities to achieve non-musical goals such as motor development, coordination, and emotional regulation
Hi! I am a composer and fluent bilingual speaker
- Teach primarily in Mandarin with occasional English and basic ASL to aid non-native Mandarin speakers
- Focus on teaching useful vocabulary and phrases
- Understand best practices in second language acquisition
- Write original interesting songs with catchy melodies that appeal to both children and adults
- Introduce children to different styles of music so they learn to develop an appreciation for music and broaden their musical horizon
- Live acoustic guitar accompaniment (and occasionally keyboard) and vocals during class