Music education is worth the investment…I promise!
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized
What should I look for in a music course?
Research shows that when children learn their "do-re-mi's" it helps them excel in their ABC's. They found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation shares, “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening, and moving really brings a very serious benefit to child's development as they progress into more formal learning.”
Parents often ask me what they can do to help their children with music learning. Here are a few points to ensure your child’s success:
#1: Start children when they are young. Don't wait! They are learning a language, it's best to find a curriculum that works with young children so you can take advantage of the early learning window.
#2: Seek out a substantive course.A complete musicianship course goes beyond informal music playtime. It’s designed for young children and is carefully planned and sequenced.
#3: Play in class!Make sure the instruction includes child's play. It must be fun and exciting as they participate in class. They’ll find it encouraging to use play as the medium for learning complex musical skills and concepts.
- Link #1 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/search?q=young child
- Link #2 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/search?q=complete music
- Link #3 - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/2015/02/play.html
Are group lessons an optimal option for young children?Learning happens when kids are having fun and groups offer an easy environment for playing fun games. It's natural to plan a fun and playful game when you have friends there to play with! Read more about group lessons here...
Puppet shows or fingerplays
Fingerplays: songs or chants that include actions for hands and fingers. Children doing fingerplays will bond with parents, and they don’t even realize they are learning literacy and music skills as they chant and play. Check out this huge list of chants and actions you can do with your child.
- Link - http://www.songsforteaching.com/fingerplays/
- Link - http://makingmusicianslpm.blogspot.com/2013/09/musicianhip.html?inf_contact_key=27a36e77e5c693e9ed5d1499d62f5f0a5691274f8f07010edc4e18cc98a3fcc3
Want a spot on my waiting list?
I'm not currently enrolling 4-6 year olds right now, and I already have a waiting list for next year, but since you are getting my emails your child can get on my preferred enrollment list for Let's Play Music next fall. Email me if you are ready to grab a remaining spot on the list.
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