Family & Parenting Guide

Helping and encouraging children to develop their musical talent

Learning music not only means that you want to be a rock star someday or you want to roll out various song albums. One can learn music just for the self-satisfaction as well. Music is something that one needs to learn since childhood. Parents can play a huge role in making their children a musically sound person while they grow. Following are some ways in which parents can develop the musical talent in their children:

Make music a part of your lives

There has to be a musical environment in home if you want your child to develop a likeness for music. Parents should play all genre songs at home so that the child can choose as to which genre he likes the most. Parents should sing songs with children, and should take them to concerts. They can even take children to church wherein they can sing carols. You can arrange karaoke parties at home, so that your child learns to sing songs. Parents must teach children that music is something good and it is a vital part of our lives.

Make them friendly to a variety of instruments

Parents must introduce their children to a variety of musical instruments right from childhood. A plethora of toy instruments is available in the market. You can get drums, piano, mouth organ, guitar, synthesizer, and trumpet for your child. Let them play with all the instruments and understand which sound or the instrument they like the most. Take out a small portion of time everyday and spend it with your child while playing with instruments.

Decide when to begin music lessons

The time to introduce kids to music classes differs from individual to individual. Yet some common factors on which the time of music lessons depends are the family resources, the attention, maturity, and the motor skill development of a child. Once all these things are ready, you can start the music lessons of your child.

If your child himself comes up to you and expresses his desire to learn to play guitar or any other musical instrument then you should not delay. If you find your child to be too young and cannot go for classes, then you yourself can act as a teacher and teach your child at home. There are some instruments like trumpet, which a small kid cannot learn to play, as it does not come in a small size.

Find the best music teacher

The saying expensive is always better holds no true in this case. Finding best music teacher does not mean that the teacher has to be an expensive teacher. It only means that the teacher should have a clear teaching approach and a good personality to influence the child. First, arrange for trial sessions between the music teacher and your kid. Continue further only if the child feels comfortable learning from a particular teacher.

Some parents stop taking notice of their child’s musical talent once they introduce them to music classes. This is wrong, even if the child goes for classes; parents should still indulge in the activities like singing songs and playing instruments at home.

Do not force your child

Sometimes parents tend to force their ambitions onto their children. For instance, a woman in her younger years wanted to become a singer but just could not, so she starts forcing her children to fulfill her dreams. This is the worst mistake any parent can commit. Children can never do well in a field for which their parents force them to do. When children express their desire to stop going for any more music lessons because they find it hard to learn, parents should yield to their request rather than sending them forcibly to the classes.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

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