Sometimes people ask me,
"Hey Beethovatar, what is your favorite fruit?"
And my answer is always the same:
(Get it? Like the Symphony #5 theme...)
But more often than my balanced diet, people ask
"What is the best age for my kid to start music lessons?"
GREAT QUESTION! THE ANSWER IS...
"As soon as THEY want to!"
Because you don't want to invest in a fight every week -
or in years or lessons that end up in deep-rooted resentment
that manifests in young adulthood.
But fear not!
It just so happens that MUSIC IS ALREADY fun!
Just check out this Piano Guys video:
Start watching these videos LOUD around the house
and your kids will want to learn whatever looks the coolest.
And if you pair it with music that's easy to read...
like Exact Notes,
there's almost no way it could fail.
In fact, you might have a big problem on your hands:
They might start with piano,
then want to learn...
Can you believe we're already prepping for Fall?
The Fall plan includes once-a-month member socials. Pizza, jam sessions, song improv with others, form duets or small ensembles with other students near your level, compose together, and maybe a pirate song sing along (or two!) and a line dance? Things could get crazy.
Piano Guild members are encouraged to bring a portable keyboard with batteries, and Guitar Guild and Violin Guild members silent or electric instruments if you have them. Probably the first Tuesday of the month, somewhere cool in Grand Rapids.
The day will probably include a daytime music session for youngins, ages 4-8, which means it will mostly consists of Piano Guild members, only because that's the most popular instrument for young learners. Some ukulele's and guitars will also be present!
I'd love some feedback on another idea I'm tinkering with: weekly lesson broadcasts on Facebook Live or Youtube Live. Just a chance to tune-in live...