Music can be very beneficial in relaxing, rejuvenating, exciting and stimulating a person’s mind. Often, we will remember something in the past simply by hearing a song that we had listened to at the time. Music comes in various forms and should be shared with the younger generation in order to give them the same benefits that the older generation has experienced. Here are a few ways to keep music alive.
Around The Home
Make it a point to keep music on radios or televisions whenever possible. Make sure to switch the genre so the child will get a vast amount of different types of music to listen to. If family members play music, children will be inclined to do the same.
Share Your Own Experience
A child that sees a family member play an instrument or sing regularly, will be more willing to try the same when they get a little older. Make it a habit to continue your own musical talents within the home so the child will be able to witness the effects it has. Share with them your experience of being in a band in junior or high or singing with after-school groups. Any experience you have had may have a strong impact on them.
Have a child sign up for group lessons in the school band or chorus. They will learn the differences in pitches, sounds, volume control and singing or playing in a group setting. This is a fun way for a child to make new friends while exploring all that music has to offer.
Learn from Experts
When a child joins a group in school, they may find that they either want to switch to a different instrument or they may want to have additional lessons to expand on what they are learning. Individual lessons by a teacher that has a master’s in music education would give the child the best resources available. A teacher with the right education would be able to help the child soar with the instrument or vocal performance in which they are seeking extra help.
If the child decides they are not interested in a specific instrument or in singing, do not push them to continue. Instead, offer alternative instruments or suggest they sing at a different pitch. It can become frustrating if they feel they are not succeeding in their musical endeavors. Switch them to a new sound and see if it makes a difference. Be there for all performances and praise the child often on their advancement.
Getting others to appreciate and experience music in a positive way is simple with these tips. Keeping them engaged and excited about music can make a big difference in their lives.