The Children’s Music Foundation International is dedicated to assisting in the development and implementation of high quality Music Education curricula, that is innovative, embraces 21st century technology, and can be made accessible to children and youth world-wide. Current examples of curricula in use include:
- Early Childhood Music Education principals, based on the approaches to Music Education by Zoltán Kodály, and Jacques Emile Dalcroze, and based on the Orff Schulwerk method, are incorporated as a classroom teaching components that is part of e-learning tools
- Piano Pedagogy, with links to all major music examination boards world-wide
- MusIQ Connect: links music instruction at school with practice at home. www.musiqconnect.com
- MusIQ Club: an enriched, multi-level, afterschool music program for students in primary/ kindergarten through Junior High/ middle school. www.musiqclub.com
Much research data already exists in the areas of cognition and neuroscience, that points to the benefits of music education. CMFI focuses on two major pathways for Music Education:
- Learning the Art of Music, in which children/youth are guided through sequential and experiential-based learning that addresses all areas of Music Education, including development of superior skills on the instrument, musicianship, note reading, improvisation, critical listening, artistic expression, and general knowledge of Music as an art form, and how it relates to other forms of art such as dance, visual and the literary arts.
- Using Music as an Enhanced Learning Tool, which when applied in conjunction with regular school curricula, greatly enhances a child’s cognitive skills, including spatial thinking, literacy, and math, and also develops emotional intelligence.