Kids and Music
This is where I post things for parents.
I've been fortunate to have taught a number of kids over the
years that have developed into very good, sometimes even great
musicians. Teaching kids can be a little different than teaching
grownups. Of course for the younger set I have to deal with
fidgeting, short attention spans and things like that. I'm
a pretty patient person so I deal with that pretty well. I'm
also pretty good at joking around with kids so they are at
ease and they come to like the interaction we have during
a lesson. The key thing I have noticed in my 25 plus years
of teaching kids, is that parental involvement in the process
is the single best predictor of musical success. Below are
some of my thoughts about teaching kids that can be important
for parents to understand.
Why having your child learn a musical
instrument is a good thing
Why learn bluegrass?
expect of the parents
Which instrument should I start my child on?
philosophy with kids
What age to start children
Kids and singing