As kids, we know that the main job of kids is to sing and dance and make other children happy. The key to success during this period is to play a variety of musical instruments, from keyboards and accordion to drums and violin. But even if you’re not a piano player, you should know the rules. There are many online and in-person lessons for kids and adults alike.
How long before a child realizes he or she is an expert musician?
There is no guarantee that a child will learn music as an adult, though it definitely increases their chances. That said, it’s a good idea to have some formal experience with the piano before asking kids to teach you. Most parents don’t actually think to ask for adult guidance before sending their kids to “dance lessons” at your apartment. Ask some parents what they would do if a child was playing the drums because they are confident in teaching a toddler.
What musical experiences do you use to show your kids the way forward with music?
Music can be extremely powerful to young kids. It’s a powerful experience in itself and often teaches kids to be brave, independent, and to be courageous in the face of challenges. Whether the music is classical music, ballet, or something with more modern sensibilities, it’s important that your child has a clear understanding of composition and what happens in a song. If it’s a simple song or a simple melody, they can play along as they learn it themselves.
How do you show your kids that it doesn’t matter how good they get at music, it’s all about practice?
Practice. Every day, every night, after lunch or dinner. Your classroom or park is not the place to practise, it’s where you’ll see your child make mistakes. Don’t go into a park and expect your child to make a perfect song or perfect technique. You never know what the future holds, and your kid might not be ready for it yet.
Does any music have an “Eureka” moment for your kid?
Of course. When a kid gets a chord down on guitar, they have a strong idea about chords and how to play it. This is what musicians call a “Eureka” moment, in which a child sees something that wasn’t obvious to them previously.
What about a violinist teaching kids how to play a song on a piano?
Not usually. While the violinist is definitely an effective way to teach your