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Nacogdoches ‘Music Together Class’ helps child development

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A Nacogdoches woman is helping toddlers understand the sound of music with her Music and Movement classes.

It’s a musical experience that parents and children can both enjoy.

“My son Cylus loves it,” Bonnie Stovall, a parent enrolled said. “I know he kind of observes it and just watches for a lot of it, but he’s always so excited to come.”

Brandi Cartwrights Music Together Family Classes opens the door for newborns to kids five years old. The program allows kids and parents to explore the beauty of music.
 

Something parents said keep them coming back is how quickly their child develops new skills.

“It’s been pretty amazing,” Tracie Estep, a parent enrolled said. “It opened her up, and we were able to see that she is very social. “She likes to be involved and she loves the music.”

“All of a sudden he’d start doing the different movements, and he dances at home,” Stovall said.

“It’s fun and it really does give us a since of community,” Brandi Cartwright, instructor and owner of Eversong Music Center said. “I think it’s one of the best human experiences.”

From beginning to end, these classes teach life lessons through beats, dance, and song. Parents really value how each child respects the art of tidying up afterwards.

“Now she expects it after bath time too,” Estep said. “She puts up her own toys, and instruments during class, which is pretty incredible.”

“Kids who start really young sing those notes and they almost immediately let go of their toys,” Cartwright said. “They start to understand, this is what we’re doing now when we sing those bye, bye tones.”

This program is meant to help bring families together through sound, while helping children grow musically, mentally and socially.

“Being a stay at home mom, or a mom working, it can be isolating,” Stovall said. “Coming out and having something fun to do with your kids, that they enjoy and you enjoy, is the greatest thing ever.”
 

Researchers do not know whether older children may benefit from music in the same way, but they plan to test children of different ages in the future.

For more information on Eversong Music Center classes you can visit Cartwright’s Facebook page.

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