A simple advantage of multisensory training is that it can engage individuals with different learning styles, for example, some people are ‘visual learners’ and others ‘auditory learners’. However, above and beyond this, multisensory training is demonstratively more effective at an individual level. For example, Treichler stated ‘People generally remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, and 50% of what they see and hear’.
In MYC classes, we use a mixture of visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic approaches.
Piano/Keyboard skills, music theory, singing, rhythm, games, stories, movements are taking place interchangeably during an one-hour class.
The principle of ‘dual coding’ indicates that information entering the system through multiple processing channels, the greater total information can be processed when spread between multiple senses. Related research indicates that multimodal processing reduces cognitive load because information from different modalities can be more easily chunked into short-term memory and used to build long term representations. Altogether, these findings indicate that research on the mechanisms of multisensory facilitation can have important benefits in pedagogy.
(Benefits of multisensory learning Ladan Shams1 and Aaron R. Seitz2 1 Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA 2 Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
MYC classes are structured in a way that all-round musicianship is developed through multisensory educational methods. Social skills and music companionship are also developed through the interaction of peers in class along the program.
To find out more about class availability, please check out our teachers’ schedule and availability.
Ms Helen Chu