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KIDS MUSIC AND THE PIANO

Which music kids listen to is largely dependent on the parents.

But there are some qualities of musical taste that are forever popular with kids.

Kids music should be fast. They get very excited and happy if there is a bouncy beat. For that matter, we all do.

Thus, during a piano lesson, you might try playing a jaunty 8 bars of music to liven them up. Out of the blue. Play a Chico Marx riff for a moment (see the video selection called CHICO MARX PLAYS A POLKA). 

Learning piano is hard work, and a child's smile creates more energy for themselves than all the commands you will issue that day.

Have you ever noticed how animated and excited a child becomes when there is fun, fast music playing? Part of the trick of kids music lessons is to get them to have that feeling during the lesson as well.

To accomplish this good mood, you need to think of a kid's piano lesson as a whole music experience. Consider these points:

  • If you don't play them some good music today, nobody else will. If you have to, play a CD of some great classical music. Try lively selections, like Herrold's ZAMPA Overture, or Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

  • Let them dance and be boisterous to the music. Sober, serious study is for people who know why they will undertake such labor: childhood is for exploration and joy.

  • Never forget why people listen to music in the first place: because it is pleasurable. No matter how difficult the work of learning the piano, you can dilute the frustration by demonstrating the reward. The reward is playing kids music that is fun, not drudgery.

In infancy, music is rhythm. As a toddler, it is the shape of familiar tunes that are fun to listen to and to sing. As a youngster of 5 or 6 it is a mood shaper that tells you how to feel. At the onset of puberty, music is your personal definition, what distinguishes you from your parents. 

The future musical taste of a child is nothing more than the sum what they have listened to. Enrich the child's future musical taste by showing that music is a demonstration of joy. Then you may show the complexity of music, which is almost unlimited.

Unless you get a child to believe that making music at the piano is a joy, you will only teach them that the piano is meaningless drudgery, at which they will never be good.

The primary motivation of any maturing child is to be good at something. Every child is naturally joyous; so first get them to feel exuberant about the piano.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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