The Beat Goes On

Attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music?

Sometimes those beginning piano lessons – and those teenage garage bands – can be difficult to listen to, but music helps children build skills and develop their brains it also helps children improve their concentration, coordination and self-confidence, as they take pride in their achievements.


Join us in October as we delve deeper into the skills learned in music and how those skills transfer into other learning. We’ll also talk about what parents can do to share their own love of music.



Lori Korthals, M.S.

Mother of three. Lover of all things child development related. Fascinated by temperament and brain development. Professional background with families, child care providers, teachers and community service entities.

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3 thoughts on “The Beat Goes On

  1. …. And just so you know……. We have already had a lively discussion about Sonny and Cher vs Duran Duran vs the Beatles and Juice Newton!

  2. Music brings lots of memories to mind. I started as a flutist in 5th grade then switched to French horn and played all through high school. I enjoyed concert and marching band. (I didn’t so much care for contests though.) When my son was young, he got hooked on music after a field trip to hear the St. Louis symphony. He started as a cellist but quickly switched to percussion. He is a beautiful xylophone and marimba player. Though not a music major, he played with the jazz band in college. Their concerts were on Sunday afternoon – a perfect time and excuse for me to make the drive to campus to see him. The experiences we’ve shared have given us a gift – an appreciation for the arts.

  3. Sandra – what a great example of how your love of music guided the opportunities you provided for your son. Now music is a shared connection. It will be interesting to see how this talent and appreciation moves on to the next generation.
    Donna Donald

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