Are you one of those parents who goes to bed at night hoping your child will be the next generation’s top musician? Would you like to, at the very least, ensure your children appreciate the magic and wonder of music from a young age? Read on, then.
Music is a fantastic thing, and it can help support and inspire young people throughout their lives. Even if your children do not become professional musicians, research shows music makes children smarter, which means you should really think about incorporating music lessons in your homeschool.
Keep some instruments at home
Children are inquisitive creatures. They struggle to leave items alone if they see them around the house. So, maybe you should go out and purchase some affordable musical instruments? A ukulele or violin is not going to break the bank, and there are plenty of sites like easyukulelesongs.com where you can get some inspiration and encourage your loved ones to learn some of their favorite tracks.
I have a friend whose son took piano lessons for years and years. He was pretty good, or so said his teacher, but the boy himself just could not get into it. Instead, one day, he decided to pick up a ukulele. He said its sound made him happy. Whatever works.
The same goes for people who want their kids to learn to play the guitar or something similar. Leave some instruments around and see what happens!
Pay for professional lessons
If you’re committed to making sure your child ends up with an appreciation of music, then you might think about contacting an instructor and paying for some professional lessons. Do a Google search for music teachers in your area, or ask around your group of homeschooling moms.
We are also in the age of social media, and so you should have no trouble when it comes to identifying the best music teachers in your area using social networks like Facebook. Lessons can get expensive, but they could set your child off on the right path.
Take your kids to gigs and concerts
Any parent who wants to instill a love of music in their child will have to take them to see live performances at some point. Sites like songkick.com are excellent places to look for the latest listings. Make sure you consider their likes and interests when you purchase the tickets.
Another idea would be to go see some masterworks – classic music in different genres. Recognizable tunes will keep their interest during long concerts. Play these pieces for them before you go. YouTube or Pandora and other sites should have pretty much anything toward which you are leaning.
Whatever you decide to do during the coming months, ensure that you work hard to encourage your loved ones to form an interest in music. Who knows? Maybe they’ll pick up that ukulele and struggle to put it down? Perhaps this will be the beginning of a new musical hobby that will last for the rest of their lives?
You can then start pushing your little one towards some public performances if they like that idea. Music touches people in many ways and your homeschooler can be a giver to others through music.