Introducing Kids to Different Musical Instruments is Necessary in Development.
The interests and activities of kids today are very different from previous generations. Internet exposure and television influences may have taught the youth to be smarter; but somehow, with limited teachings of cultural upbringing. Culture, such as classical music and poetry, has long been forgotten; and one way to redeem a sense of tradition in the youth is to expose kids to different musical instruments and music for a wider perspective and grasp of their future.
When children reach a certain age, a strong sense of curiosity is formed that the ability to absorb almost anything makes learning quite an easy process. During this stage of development, introducing your kids to different musical instruments can lead to a new found development in their lives. As children go along this trial and error phase, the exposure itself forms added knowledge on certain eras and styles in music that will serve them well in their future.
1) Discipline: By exposing kids to special music classes develops a sense of discipline in them. As they learn a step-by-step process on mastering playing a musical piece or instrument, the slow process gives them focus and determination through consistent and persistent training. Through this, a child can also learn to differentiate and formulate their own opinions on different sounds, pitches, and styles in music and its composers.
2) Skill: When recitals are nearing, to take home their music practice is usually the case. Tinkering with the instrument develops frustration which then most likely leads to interest as they are required to learn the piece. Nearing recital day, as they see development of different collateral such as recital flyer designing or poster printing, the preparation will get them hyped up to learn and master their pieces and instruments even more than usual.
3) Selective Musical Reasoning: During the whole development stage in music, children form their own opinions with regards to their musical preferences. With wider exposure and knowledge, developments in pitch and tone differentiation, poetic style preferences, and melody and instrumental inclination are formed. As they turn out knowledgeable, a stronger set of opinions gets them equipped for future topics and needs in the future.
Helene Goldnadel a music teacher is of the view that being well-versed in music is not only about appreciation and knowledge; this type of exposure brings in a new formed discipline, opinion, and taste into their lives. Also, introducing kids to musical activities keeps their interests away from destructive behavior such as high school party drugs and excessive alcohol intakes.
As parents, support and presence are needed also to further build development and interest in your child. One way to show support is to further expose your kids and accomplish poster printing when possible; and using the posters for intimate gatherings to showcase your child’s new found talent. These small gestures can build their confidence in performing and in their musical preference and performance as well.