Music, the Mind and Your Child shares the extraordinary story of what is happening in our musical preschools in Paris.

What music can bring to children goes far beyond making them smarter.

Music actually enhances their humanity.


What we do

Joan Koenig has been actively researching this exciting field in and out of the classroom: meeting with Neuroscientists both in France and in the United States. Her book "The Musical Child" will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US and William Collins Publishers in England in 2019.

The Ecole Koenig – Musical Preschool & Kindergarten’s unique program is a musical way of life that allows children’s innate musicality to flourish.

It is the absolute synchronization necessary to make music together that takes a child out of “Me” into a bigger “We”, essential to the development of social awareness

This musical experience influences not only cognitive development, but it also promotes patience, intuition, and empathy. It underscores math and literacy skills, physical coordination, self-regulation and confidence!

Highly developed musical pitch and rhythmic ability go hand in hand with language acquisition: they both undergo a one-time window of exponential development between birth and the age of seven.

Baby Musiking:

Today, science is demonstrating that the newborn brain prefers music to any other form of communication. Babies learn through their first exchanges with loved ones, and these first exchanges are musical the world over. Babies hear music with their ears, but they feel it in their bodies. Our Baby Musiking class is the fruit of our research into this fascinating period of life.

At l’Ecole Koenig - Musical Preschool & Kindergarten we prepare our students for the 21st century by reinforcing their natural creativity, emotional intelligence and capacity to dream.

The world no longer rewards people just for what they know – Google knows everything – but for what they can do with what they know. Education is becoming more about ways of thinking; involving creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making; about ways of working, including communication and collaboration; about tools for working, and that includes not just the capacity to use technology but to recognize its potential for new ways of working; and, last but not least, it’s about the social and emotional skills that help people live and work together. Think about courage, integrity, curiosity, leadership, resilience or empathy.
— Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD