When should my child start music classes?

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Now! Experts tell us that the younger a child is exposed to music and music-making, the better.

All children are musical. The more musical experiences your child has before age three, the easier music is as they get older. Sing to your child. Listen and dance to a broad range of music from different cultures. You will find many developmentally appropriate musical activities to do with your child in our Kindermusik classroom. Babies, toddlers, and walkers all benefit from the activities learned in class. Music makes a difference cognitively, physically, and emotionally.

If your child has had a rich musical background, they will be ready to start private music lessons at age six or seven. Somewhere between the ages of seven and 13 is the ideal time to begin private lessons.

Turn up the music and dance to see the delight in your little one’s face!

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Education, Family

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Tanya is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator. She studied music at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She became a licensed Kindermusik educator in 2003. Tanya enjoys teaching piano and voice in her home studio in Orleans as well as Kindermusik at the South Fallingbrook Community Centre. Tanya has participated in award winning choirs which have been featured on CBC radio. She sang at the Canadian Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" in the choir under the direction of Dr. Elmer Iseler at Roy Thompson Hall as well as the investiture of Madame Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor General of Canada. She established Kindermusik with Tanya when she recognized the need for a studio that offers high-quality musical experiences for children to enjoy with their families.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    We all know that every child is very different. Some kids are very keen, willing and fully able to enjoy private lessons as young as 3 or 4 (or younger!). If your child is of the temperament and personality that can focus on lessons and if THEY WANT TO have lessons, go for it. You know your child best. Coming from a completely non-musical family it was a whole new game when my newly 4 year old became obsessed with the cello and begged for lessons. As a calm and often serious child, we knew she would get a lot out of lessons. We found the most ideal teacher whom we love and my daughter is now completing her fourth year of cello.

  2. kathy downey says:

    I believe it depends on the child,some children are ready to jump right in there and learn.

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