Registration is underway now at two locations in East Cobb offering Musik to Grow classes that nurture musical talents and aspirations in children.
Spring classes begin later this month at The Art Place Mountain View and the , with both lasting through mid-May.
Gardeners know the right time to plant seeds -- not too early before the possibility of frost and not too late when the sun is too hot. Let's discuss the best time for planting musical seeds in order help our children fulfill their music potential.
It is tempting to wait until elementary years to enroll a child in violin or piano lessons and bypass early childhood music experiences. There is no doubt that a young child can learn certain skills on these instruments.
But if this type of instruction comes before a strong aural and movement foundation is laid, the experience will be much more technical than musical. If a child can’t sing in tune and move in time, he won’t be able to play an instrument with good intonation or rhythm.
With a strong foundation of singing, patterns and movement, he will have the aural skills necessary to figure out how to play his favorite song without relying on the sheet music. He will be able to create songs of his own and new arrangements of old favorites. He will become an independent musician and derive great pleasure from music.
If music is a source of joy and success for children, they will have a life-long appreciation for music. Their sensitivity to that which is beautiful is nurtured from the time they are very young. They grow to value and enjoy this expression of the soul throughout their lives. Early childhood music experiences can help children realize their full music potential. If the experience enhances their aptitude for math and science, that’s okay too!
Come to our musical garden and start planting! Spring classes in your area begin soon!
The Art Place Mountain View is located at 3330 Sandy Plains Rd. Call 770-509-2700 Monday through Thursday. Musik to Grow classes there are scheduled from March 19-May 14 (Mondays).
The is located at 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center. To register online, click here. Musik to Grow classes are scheduled from March 21-May 16, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.