Why Music is

important for kids

Music has a number of physical, social, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Studies have found that music positively affects everything from test scores to creativity. For examples, one study mentions the affect of music on a child's brain, stating that during moments of musical euphoria, blood travels through the brain to areas where other stimuli can produce feelings of contentment and joy, traveling away from brain cell areas associated with depression and fear.

Builds relationships

Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree that music making brings the family closer together.

Music majors are the most likely group of college graduates to be admitted to medical school.

Multi-sensory experience 

Apart from test scores and relationships, music can also help child development by creating multi-sensory experiences which improve learning and cognitive development. During music class at our UU church our children regularly practice their chosen instrument, engage in one on one instructions, and learn to memorize songs. 

OUR Programs 

ukulele classes 

The YRE program at UUCGN is extraordinary in that it offers unique experiences for our children. A fan favorite is our ukulele classes, where each of our YRE youth students spend significant time learning how to play their own ukulele. Watching their growth, enthusiasm, and support for each other is a joy!


YRE students love jamming out during their drum circle classes. Together, they drum along to popular songs and learn about rhythm, cooperation, and the principles of music-making - all while having a great time!

How music brings us together

youth music program

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where music is valued

Martha Miller Cornell