When I went pregnant, even then I thought of what my children would do. I saw them both sportsmen and dancers. She gave them to the art club and theater studio. All this was the fruit of my imagination. But in what I was definitely confident, so that my children will be engaged in music.
I myself graduated from music school, piano class, and the instrument beautifully decorated the house. Periodically, he sounded on holidays, but most of them were waiting for a new owner.
And now it has come, the time of new fingers and mockery of the keys. I have such a sense of humor, since, being still kids, the children mostly just clicked on the keys and made diverse sounds. This led them into wild delight, and I covered my ears and waited for the moment when I began to teach them to play consciously.
Now my kids are 5 years old. A long time ago, my teacher said that starting children to teach music is necessary from the age of 4-5. (I do not take geniuses and geeks into consideration). Look at your child. If you got your head to the cover of the piano – it’s time to start.
The son at first did not show much interest in his studies. I left him alone for a while. But the daughter was so enthusiastic and imbued with learning that we mastered the first gamut that evening.
Ever since my childhood times and activities, a lot of musical literature has remained on the entresol. Although now you can find any notes on the Internet, we like to flip through the pages of old music and read notes in the margins.
But in all this idyll there is one drawback. Mom is not a teacher. Mom can say I do not want, I will not, but the teacher can not say this. Therefore, I can teach the basics of music to the children myself, and then I will give the children to the hands of professionals.
But not all moms can play any musical instruments. Therefore, in those families where parents do not have a musical education, but want their children to grow up fully educated, I can give the following advice based on my experience and observations.
Never force your children. Through words you must and you will not implant any love for music. This should be the choice of the child, not the realization of your ambitions.
Wait a bit. If you have noticed that it’s too early for your child to study music, it’s better to wait a little, otherwise you can discourage forever.
Take the choice of tools with full responsibility. One likes the violin, others like the guitar, and the third likes the drums.
You can also talk about the choice of a teacher, about the quality of the music school, you can still think of many factors that will influence your decision.
But I want to say at the end – let the music become the choice of the child, and you will be the ship that brings your child to the world of beauty.