Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock, believes kids should start earlier, in preschool. School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education for children ages 2 – 18 along with adult programs. Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. Chris thinks preschool is the ideal age for children to expand his or her musical horizons and abilities. “School of Rock believes the “window of opportunity” for developing a musical sensibility within children is from birth to nine years old. During this time, the mental structures and mechanisms associated with processing and understanding music are in the prime stages of development, making it vital to expose children in this age range to music.” He thinks kids should be introduced to music from birth, start group lessons at 3 years old and pick up an instrument between 5 and 10.
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