All the scientific research proves that music enhances and changes a brain, especially one that is actively engaged in learning an instrument. For more information go to broadminded.com
If you would like your child involved in piano or voice lessons, I run a small private lessons studio out of my home called Rhapsodic Music Studios, please follow that link and give it a LIKE! Currently I am offering a special for summer time - 50% off 10 or more lesson sessions! It's a great deal and if you are interested in pricing, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 219.742.4797
Also keep an eye out on this page for The Incredible Opportunity Program ! Once your child is 9 years old, they can qualify for this program. Follow the link and check out the amazing opportunity the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra is giving to some excellent boys and girls!
What You Can Do at Home
*Ask your child what they are learning in music. Have them teach you a song or dance we have been working on during class. They will love the chance to be the teacher for once!
*Share your musical background with them...what music do you enjoy? do you perform? what is your family's musical culture?, etc
*Listen to music of all genres at home with your child and discuss it.
*Support live music! Take your children to a variety of musical events and performances. Ask them if they are interested in playing any instruments!
Fun Websites to Visit
Mother Goose Rocks!
See some of your favorite pop stars perform their own version of the classic nursery rhymes.
The San Francisco Symphony Kids' Page
Learn about the instruments of the orchestra, how to read music, and listen to some of the top classical music hits.
Classics for Kids
Learn all the facts about famous composers and play a variety of exciting games.
Music Tech Teacher
Find tons of puzzles, quizzes, and games to practice note and rhythm reading as well as test your composer and instrument knowledge.
Creative Kids Central
Watch classical music stories come to life and learn about the many different forms that music comes in.
The New York Philharmonic Kids' Page
Another fun page that introduces the instruments of the orchestra, the composers, and even allows you to work on your own compositions.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Learn about instruments of the symphony orchestra.
Learn about famous minority composers, listen to their music, and watch some performances!