In a ground-breaking CD designed for budding singers and other potential musicians, Robert Hoefer, President and CEO of Pitch Doctors and the South Carolina Institute for Vocal Training has introduced a pre-natal course titled, “Basic Training for Voice In-Womb Learning.”
"This is an in-the-womb ‘course’ for babies to learn scale patterns and intervals," says Hoefer, known affectionately as "Coach Robert" by his many students. "In incremental learning, the baby hears piano scales and thereby develops an early ear for proper pitch."
Coach Robert cites the teachings of authorities such as Patricia K. Kuhl, professor and co-director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington and researcher Anthony DeCasper at the University of South Carolina.
Kuhl and DeCasper's studies give strong arguments that appear to prove the existence of prenatal learning, but Hoefer has also been encouraged by numerous other studies strongly suggesting the effects of in utero training.
"I can attest that whenever my youngest child, Farron, was born, we found proof of early education with her in utero learning of my recorded piano scales,” he said. “We all noticed that she was crying in scale!”
Coach Robert's CD lessons are simple enough: The mother sits in a distraction-
"The Suzuki style of musical learning showed us that little ones grasp piano, violin and flute teaching much more easily than anyone previously had imagined,” said Hoefer. “My studies show that as soon as 16 weeks in the mother's womb, little ones can start learning.”
The developmental CD or MP3 set, "Basic training for Voice In-Womb Learning" is $19.95. Orders can be placed on Coach Robert's Pitch Doctor website, http://www.pitchdoctorsllc.com/