I was recently at my local market when I ran into an acquaintance. She excitedly started telling me about her granddaughter’s recent performance and couldn’t get over how good her granddaughter was, elaborating about her stage presence and voice. Then she came to the question I’ve been asked thousands of times, “When is a good age to start her in voice lessons?” Knowing heI was recently at my local market when I ran into an acquaintance. She excitedly started telling me about her granddaughter’s recent performance and couldn’t get over how good her granddaughter was, elaborating about her stage presence and voice. Then she came to the question I’ve been asked thousands of times, “When is a good age to start her in voice lessons?” Knowing her granddaughter was about six years old, I realized tens of thousands of a whole new generation of mothers, grandmothers and caregivers are asking this same question. That propelled me to write this book. If at all possible, I believe music should be a part of every child’s education and specifically include some sort of piano or keyboard instruction. This doesn’t mean that all children need to take private lessons, as it is a luxury that many cannot afford. However, many can afford some sort of training for their children. How to spend extra resources, whether on music, on sports or on other areas, is somewhat daunting at times. What about private lessons? Are they even worth pursuing for your child? What about online learning programs? Will your child really learn and be disciplined enough with one of those programs? I will answer those questions and more. Hopefully what is included in this book will help you with your decisions and even increase your commitment to music education. Besides answering the question of if and when to start your child in private lessons, there are two bonus chapters: how music can help relieve stress and the Mozart Effect. There has been much research and many varying opinions on the Mozart Effect and the question of whether classical music can truly make your kids smarter. I address these questions with some realistic facts and opinions that may help you make your own decision on that theory. "Music education is an important and worthwhile endeavor for any family, but most people don't know where or how to begin. I heartily endorse this book, which is the only one I've ever seen that succinctly and directly addresses many of the questions and concerns I frequently hear from parents who are interested in starting their children in their musical journey. The information that Deborah provides will undoubtedly guide parents in building a successful foundation in music for their family, and help curb the high drop out rate in music education. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to get their children started with a positive approach to music creation as part of their lifestyle, benefiting them holistically for their lifetime." -LAURA SULLIVAN, Grammy Award® Winning Artist “In her book, Deborah addresses the overwhelming questions new parents may ask, and even the questions they may never have thought to ask or research. She shows the great impact that music can have from early disciplines in children, all the way to the affects of music in managing stress later in life. I have seen first hand the challenges in getting a child to start and progress into a well-seasoned musician, as well as the huge benefits music can have in adult lives. Deborah gives parents help in understanding what it takes to help their children to be successful, and great insight and guidelines as they consider starting this journey with their children.” -SANDY MACKINGA, Professional Vocalist & Violinist “I can’t overstate the value of music education, and not just for those who seem to have talent or special interest in music. Music touches the soul, like very few other things can in this universe. Why is music so important, specifically piano? Deborah answers those questions and more in her book....
|Title||:||Music for Kids: When to Start Piano Lessons|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||128 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Music for Kids: When to Start Piano Lessons Reviews
So far I haven't found another book as detailed and complete in answering all the questions and worries I had as this one. Deborah Johnson covers all the areas that parents would need in order to decide weather their child should start piano (and music in general) lessons. From what age to start, to what teaching method might work best, incorporating it into your child's education, learning the basic music notes, to even understanding the Mozart effect, and much more! I can't say enough good things about this book. It's made me confirm my child's talent and start cultivating her musical talents in a non-stressful way. I also appreciated the stories the author retold, it added a personal flare to the book that made me relate to it more. Great book.