January 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
The first, most important question is, are all children musical? The answer is a resounding yes! The building blocks of music are within us all from birth. Watch a baby shake a rattle or bang a spoon, intent on the sound they are producing. Toddlers dip and wriggle, responding to music they hear, and explore with delight the entire range of their vocalizations, from deep growls to siren squeals. The great composer, Rossini, said, "the language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart." So why do so many of us as adults assume that music is somehow the special providence of a few gifted individuals, rather than the birthright of all?
January 7, 2018 @ 12:52 AM
It goes without saying; you want the best for your child throughout life, but especially during the formative years. So, you try to involve them in as many enjoyable, constructive activities as possible, soccer, dance, swimming and music lessons.
While all these activities will contribute to a child's physical, intellectual and social development, scientists and educators are beginning to realize that early, positive musical experience is uniquely important for children
Children take to music naturally. Musical sounds are among the first stimuli an infant responds to and toddlers instinctively weave music into their activities. Children everywhere bring music into their games, their interactions with other ...