Learning Made Easy with Sound Solutions

Gayle Moyers

Understanding how sound and music effect learning is often the key to reaching challenged and discouraged learners.  Music reaches parts of the brain that words, touch, and movement cannot.  Our role as parent or professional is empowered when we understand how to use music to increase a person’s ability to learn and achieve.

This Wednesday I’ll be exploring the sound—learning connection on the Sound Brain Fitness Teleseminar Series with my dear friend Gayle Moyers, creator of Learning Ears®. Gayle is a renowned educational therapist and expert in helping challenged learners. She and I will be discussing these four key points:

  • The role of music to connect the learner to thinking processes  (Triune Brain Theory)
  • The five essential steps for learning success
  • What we need to know about diagnostics and evaluations
  • What parents and professionals can do to make a difference

Join us! Free Registration

Date: May 1, 2013   Time: 8:00 pm Eastern

 

 

441

After an uneventful road trip traveling I-80 across the southern plains of Wyoming! my wife and I clocked another 441 miles on the trusty Land Rover as we arrived in Ft. Collins, Colorado late yesterday.

Why Ft. Collins? Well, I was invited to deliver a Keynote to a room full of Brain Gym Instructors who have descended on the Colorado State University Campus for the 2012 Annual Brain Gym® Conference. I’m here to share our work at Advanced Brain Technologies and the benefits of sound brain fitness at my Friday morning presentation Healing at the Speed of Sound®.

Greatly looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and listening to an exciting lineup of speakers including: Bill Huber the developer of Bal-A-Vis-X; Charles Krebs, creator of the Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP); Nii Armah Sowah, director of the 1000 Voices Project, and Chris Brewer, musician, educator and founder of LifeSounds. It will be exciting to learn from this diverse group of experts who share a common interest in improving human performance through movement-based techniques.

In addition to speaking and learning we have a little fun planned too. Friday evening we are set to meet a friend for Tapas at Cafe Aion and to enjoy “Noises Off” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, which according to Frank Rich of The New York Times is  “The funniest play written in my lifetime.” Big conference dinner Saturday and on Sunday, more good times with great people in Boulder.

Back on the road Monday morning. Assuming the 441 miles home are uneventful I’ll let you know if Frank was right.

Back to school already? Music as a brain primer

Back to school already? I’m afraid so… As July winds down and we transition into August it’s time to start thinking about how we help our kids have a successful school year. One of the best brain primers for the school day is a session of morning music before your sons or daughters are swept off to the halls of learning in a big yellow bus. Try just 15 minutes of Baroque music; Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli for example, through headphones while your kids are eating breakfast. This will cue them that it’s time to transition into learning mode while the music does wonders to organize the mind for maximum focus and a day of learning and discovery. When they make the transition home, wound up from a day in class, first, let them get their energy out riding bikes, running, anything that does not involve a game system controller. Then transition them to homework with a second daily session of Baroque listening over speakers or headphones. This will improve their concentration and accelerate speed of thought, while increasing their comprehension and retention. Homeschooling families can use this same framework but further utilizing music to enhance learning and creativity throughout the school day. The key to making this work is consistency, make this a daily ritual that you and your kids can rely on. I’m certain you’ll find benefits beyond the classroom.