The Importance of Learning Through Performing

The Importance of Learning Through Performing

Trevose Day School is excited to announce that their annual opera with director, Charis Bean Duke is back for the end of the year performance.  “It’s such a pleasure to be creating art again. The arts bring much-needed light and joy into our lives and I am excited to be sharing that with the children at Trevose Day School,” exclaimed Charis as she returned to the building this month to start rehearsing.

Trevose Day School observes and understands the importance of having the children use their whole being when they express themselves musically.  Music and performing is an enrichment activity involving multiple senses. Cognition is improved through auditory, visual, somatosensorial, attention, memory, and executive function. Live music is one of the most intense, multi-sensory, and physically involved activities young children can perform. Making music, especially if it includes tapping, clapping, bouncing, and dancing, can develop fine and large motor control–builds brain and body coordination. All of these actions shape important connections across the many regions of the brain needed to thrive throughout their life.

The children will perform Rumpelstiltskin this year– a fairy tale that illustrates how confused values can lead to problems. Not only has Charis been rehearsing diligently with the children, they are also learning the morals and themes of ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, including thinking before speaking, taking responsibility for their mistakes, and the troubles of greed.

We look forward to showing off the children’s hard work at the performances on June 10th and 11th at 10:00 a.m.