According to the Journal of Neuroscience, science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they could not otherwise hear. Discerning between loud and soft, fast and slow, and high and low pitch, tunes the ear to the subtleties of sound. This translates into better literacy development; it is the subtlety of sound that differentiates the b from the d. To celebrate the joy of music, students will sing songs and learn musical patterns and rhythms through a variety of objects and instruments. Our music program also exposes children to different musical varieties, allowing children to discuss their feelings and how music evokes emotion. Students will be able to develop a greater appreciation for music, while learning the basics of reading music, becoming familiar with different musical instruments, and even learning some music history!

Kelly has a passion for music. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old, and often would have to ask her to stop playing so she could get other things done. She fell in love with the piano quickly and wanted to try out another instrument, so at age 12 Kelly learned to play the violin as well. Kelly has taught piano lessons since she was in high school and currently has a studio of students. She graduated from BYU with a BS in Exercise Science. The past few years, Kelly has been teaching music to children at her church. She has enjoyed working with these kids and has loved watching them develop an appreciation and passion for music. Music has the power to help children develop academically as well as socially. Kelly is married to her high school sweet heart, Brian Bowen, and together they have 3 cute, and busy, little boys.