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Why Making Music Matters

Dennie Wolf, working with musicians and staff at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, has published a booklet for families, "Why Making Music Matters". The publication outlines what research tells us about how live music enriches the lives of families and young children. It is richly illustrated and comes with informal recordings of children inventing games, rhymes, and music. The booklet also features exemplary programs that bring live music to young children -- in places as varied as pre-schools, family support programs, and refugee camps.

The full report is available for download for free here. Include the link in your next concert program!

For a summary of findings, take a look at this blog post on the Carnegie Hall website.