Piano Lessons, National City and Eastlake Chula Vista

What are the benefits of taking Music lessons?  There are several studies that prove Making music makes you smarter.

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital conducted a controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging and found a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive brain function in both children and adults. The study was published online in the June 17 issue of the journal, PLOS ONE.

Boston Children’s Hospital defines executive functions as “the high-level cognitive processes that enable people to quickly process and retain information, regulate their behaviors, make good choices, solve problems, plan, and adjust to changing mental demands.”

Researchers note that it was already clear that musical training relates to cognitive abilities, but few previous studies had looked at its effects on executive functions specifically.

“Since executive functioning is a strong predictor of academic achievement, even more than IQ, we think our findings have strong educational implications,” says study senior investigator Nadine Gaab, a researcher at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s. “While many schools are cutting music programs and spending more and more time on test preparation, our findings suggest that musical training may actually help to set up children for a better academic future.”

Request a Free trial class by filling up form on our website or call the location most convenient to you.  National City 619-474-0122, Eastlake 619-37-3430.


Pre-School Dance Classes

What can be more exciting than having little ones, as young as two years old come in through the front door, so happy for their first dance class? Nothing! They actually make our day so much so that we have a Pre-school dance class each day of the week. We are one big family at Hollywood Music and Dance. Our front desk staff, our teachers and families all support our little dancers. It is all about them. We celebrate their little successes, cheer them on when they don’t feel like dancing, encourage them when they’re having one of those days they feel like clinging to mom. We are amazed how much they grow in such a short time. What was once a shy, not talking, not listening child, suddenly soars with confidence and follows teacher’s instructions. This is our Win! And this is why we do what we do.
Are you ready for your child to experience the magical world of dance? Request for your free trial class today.