09. July 2010 · 4 comments · Categories: Videos

The sounds are dense and textured, with dissonance and harmony, with compositional elements of fugues and sonatas, written by a contemporary composer and performed by a live orchestra.

The target audience? Children ages 1 to 5.

By the time she was 8, she wanted to be a concert pianist and was practicing for five hours a day. By age 10, she was writing her own music. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in composition and work as a professor and composer.

“When I became pregnant, I wanted to share my compositions with my own daughter,” said Takahashi. “That’s how this began. Our first video was filmed in my husband’s father’s living room. Since then, we’ve gone into development to learn how to make it fun and educational and make it in the very best production quality.”

While there are other companies that offer classical music to children, Takahashi said, “I really wanted to make sure the music would be real. We wouldn’t use synthesizers. We wouldn’t dumb down the music. We would speak up to children with the music.”

She is clear to stay away from making any claims that Juno Baby will boost a child’s IQ or attention span, claims that companies including Baby Einstein have now been discredited for making.

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I’d never heard of Juno Baby, but then I don’t have babies around here these days. Anyone with young’uns heard of this?

4 Comments

  1. Nope!

  2. So did you watch the video? I’m curious what younger parents think about it. (There are two more videos on YouTube.)

  3. Looks cute, I guess. Hard to tell with the programming information on top. I looked on Netflix but didn’t see it.

  4. I found some of the voices a bit hard on my ears. Not sure I’d enjoy it.