When is the best time for a child to learn music? White Plain’s favorite music lesson provider, Musical Associates, says the earlier the better! Similar to language learning, music learning should start when your child is very young, as his or her brain is undergoing its most rapid growth and development. This is when the brain is wiring itself to understand and remember speech patterns, sounds, and musical beats. So when is this window of opportunity? From birth to about the age of nine.
More important than the age of your child, you must determine the purpose or goal of each music lesson. Young children are not taught to master an instrument. Rather, they are taught to establish a meaningful relationship with music, which is developed throughout their life.
Music lessons for children do not need to be formal or serious. Children must be able to listen and concentration of the music but young children will have shorter lessons with breaks so they can stay focused. With singing, dancing, playing, and listening, your child’s musical ear will develop beautifully and rapidly.
Want to open up a whole new world for your child? Sign them up for private music lessons at Musical Associates! Visit the website to read about each music teacher and their specially designed music programs for children. Have questions? Give them a call at (202) 298-3200 and learn more today!