For Shakespeare, music is “food for the soul.” The director of early childhood music education at the nonprofit MacPhail Center for Music Dianna Bobcock said, “Exposure to musical experiences early in life can benefit overall development,” Minnesota Parent shared. This can also be a foundation for learning a specific musical instrument that interests them.
Not only that, exposure to music at an early age also increases the child’s likelihood to become a very talented musician. Who amongst parents wouldn’t want their child to be the next greatest pianist, violinist, drummer or guitarist?
Well, maybe not all but a lot of parents would want to be proud of their child who are excelling in a very artistic field of music. If you are one of the music-lover parents and wants to get your children interested in playing a specific musical instrument, we have the best guide for you.
Choose the instrument that fits your child
This is one of the basic guides in choosing the best instrument for your kid. Majority of the young boys get interested in drums and guitars but there are also few young girls would who want these instruments too. Piano and violin would also be good choice because these are instruments that can be played solo. The best thing you can do at this stage is to let them try out some few instruments and let them choose.
Get involved in her learning
If you are a parent who knows how to play a musical instrument, it’s a plus and you can encourage your child to play the same instrument. Getting involved in her learning will give them a good inspiration and a feeling of commitment.
Hire an expert or enroll her to a specific musical instrument lessons.
Learning with the expert is the best thing. The child will learn the right skills fast in a very effective way. This may cost you a lot but the talent that your child will learn is definitely worth more than the amount you paid.
Most of all, be their biggest fan
The feeling that someone is appreciating your talent is very rewarding. This is what your child will feel if you give yourself a time to listen to their piece. Always compliment their progress in learning and this will encourage them more to master their skill.
By Mark Oliver Rondobio , www.parentherald.com, www.msidallas.com