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Music Lessons Now or Later?

Monday, March 21, 2022 by Paige Allred | Uncategorized

Should I start music lessons now... or later?

There is significant research indicating that there is a “window of opportunity” (birth to age nine) where children can develop a high musical aptitude. During this time, the brain and mechanisms associated with processing and understanding music are in the prime stages of development, making it of 

utmost importance to expose children in this age range to music lessons.

Don't miss out on the learning window

I've talked to many parents who are super excited to get their kiddo started in music learning, but just as many who say, "Yeah, I hope he learns to play saxophone 


, but why should I be thinking about that 


 He's too young to be worrying about 



You definitely benefit from music learning RIGHT NOW and here is the reason why...

Encourage your children to love music

Want to encourage your children to love and appreciate music? Well, worry no more! We've got you covered. 

These tips will help you explore and encourage a love for music

 with your kids, starting right from infancy.

Instrument lessons are not the same as musicianship classes

One word of caution:

Now that you've read about the importance of starting music lessons


 you may be excited to get into instrument lessons right away, but Instrument lessons are not the same as musicianship classes. Sitting on a piano bench for 30 minutes is torture for many 4-year-olds. Instead, find a program like 

Sound Beginningsor  Let's Play Music

that is play-based, with lots of movement and fun. Nothing is more powerful than a first music experience that results in happy, uplifting memories couched in success!

I recently started my fall classes and I get so excited every time I start teaching a new group of children! They are so eager to learn and I see such growth throughout the year. Check out what my young students are doing.
  • 2-4 year olds: These students and parents are getting more and more confident singing with a strong voice and matching the beats to music. We are learning ABCs, shapes and numbers through song.
  • 4-6 year olds: These kiddos are confidently playing chords on the autoharp to accompany our singing class.
  • 5-7 year olds: I love seeing my 2nd Year students play some of the same songs, but now on their keyboards. Their rhythm and ear training for chord transitions was trained long before their fingers got to work.
  • 6-8 year olds: These little musicians are working hard too, learning some complicated piano repertoire with nice dynamics.
     Come check out a FREE music class! 
    Email back and I'll give you my studio information so you can come to a class already in progress.


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