“The Science of Music is the resource my father wished he had when I was a child-musician. He passionately wanted to be a part of my musical journey, but struggled with his limited knowledge of music. Helping parents like him was my inspiration to create the Science of Music program."
~ Dr. Marcin Bela, the instructor.
What does it mean to be a Music Parent?
Ability to communicate with your child about music from a broader perspective
Balance your child’s music study with the rest of their life of learning and growing
Connect with your child about their passion, creating a meaningful bond of curiosity about art and life
The Science of Music Course for Parents
explains the fundamental mechanics of music (how notes organize and relate to each other) using analogies with basic science.
It consists of concise, insightful videos, useful activities and engaging conversation topics.
The Science of Music Intro Course starting at $89
Science of Music Course for Parents contains 17 units, each composed of a 10-minute video, a 1-2 page written summary and a set of exercises, activities and/or conversations topics.
It is a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace program, but we recommend absorbing 1 or 2 units per week, to let the concepts sink in.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: “What is music made of?”
Notes and intervals - the ‘atoms’ of music
Units 2-3: “The White-Key Galaxy”
The inner matrix of musical notes
Unit 4: “Music is Math”
The sound of numbers
Units 5-6: “The Forces of Nature, the Forces of Music”
Consonance, dissonance and "electromagnetism" between notes
Units 7-9: “What key are we in?”
Tonal centers and the ‘gravity’ of music
Units 10-12: “Atomic bonds and harmony”
Chords - the ‘molecules’ of music
Units 13-15: “Black holes, black keys and the Circle of Fifths”
The 12 dimensions of the White Key Galaxy
Units 16-17: “The space odyssey of Ode to Joy”
How our brain follows the music around the White Key Galaxy