As I was listening to All Things Considered on NPR today, a segment aired called “Why Music Matters” and featured a Seattle area performer named Vivi Perez. Ms. Perez found an organization in high school that made her more dedicated to her schoolwork. She realized that the things she was doing for the small record label transferred over to her school studies as well. One of the last things she mentioned in the interview was that her dad always told her school was important, but she didn’t listen to him. Music however, did get through to her.
This is often the case. You talk your child’s head off telling them what they must do, but music shows them what they must do to succeed. If you want to be good or great at music, you must dedicate yourself to it. I discuss this in an earlier post, but most importantly the earlier a child has exposure to music; the better off they will be in the long run.
I encourage you to check out one of my classes and see how your young child is affected by music. While just a baby or toddler, they are already getting so much out of the experience. Contact me to preview a class for FREE and get ready to “get through” to your child.