DUNWOODY, Ga. — Rob Sayer, founder of The Music Class, Inc., spoke to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody recently via Zoom about the joy of his experiences in teaching music to people of all ages, from infants to adults.
“The reason I love music and teaching so much is because they both encompass creativity, working with others, and an endless path towards improvement,” he said.
Sayer is a product of the Julliard School of Music and has played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Brass Quartet. His studies of the impact of music on brain development revealed that early exposure to music stimulates the brain like nothing else. It impacts social skills, self-control, and brain plasticity. The wider the range of music experiences, like a variety of scales, rhythms, styles and instruments, the better, he said.
Sayer has spread the joy of music worldwide. He teaches music in in China to 700 locations to students who stay in his classes for 10 years. He has taught 35,000 students worldwide.