Music is a really good hobby for children to have. It can improve cognitive skills and is a great way for children to express themselves and keep calm. There are so many different things children can do with music.
They can sing, play many different instruments or play in a band or orchestra. If you want to encourage your child towards getting into music as a hobby then here are some top tips to help you out.
Start Playing Music From Early On
Often the spark for music comes from an early age and you should start playing music to your child as soon as possible. You can just have tracks playing in the background and make it a habit, for instance, to listen to music everyday after you come from work.
You can also keep listening to music in the car when you are going somewhere. A good thing to do with small children is to sing to them while you are bathing them. Don’t be shy about singing, if you are confident in using your voice the child won’t grow up too self-conscious about it either.
Experiment With Different Styles
The key is to introduce the child to various different music genres. Don’t try to force your own taste on the child but instead try to showcase many different types of music to them. It is much more likely your child will like music when they get to freely define their own tastes and opinions.
You could set different genres to different weekdays and then learn a bit about the history of each genre while you listen to different music. This will be a great way to teach the child about musical theory yet still fun enough to keep them interested.
Make Your Own Instruments
To really get your children excited you need to show them how music is available to everyone and you can create music wherever. You can make your own instruments and set up your own kitchen band. Bach Track has many great suggestions to use kitchen utensils as an instrument.
For instance, you can use wooden kitchen spoons and pots to drum. You can even add different amounts of water to kitchen glasses and tap them lightly to make new sounds.
Suggests Music Lesson
You should also suggest music lessons to your child. Keep in mind that forcing them to take lessons will most definitely just make them stop playing altogether. See if your child has friends he or she could take the lessons with to make it more fun.
There are also a lot of fantastic online tutorials you could take, which would perhaps make the child feel more comfortable. Check out the music lessons with Pro Music Tutor and see if this is a good option for you.
You can add a lot to the fun if the whole family joins in to play together. Don’t just leave your child with a violin and walk away. You have to get engaged into the hobby as well to really make the child want to continue the hobby. You can also invite your child’s friends to come and play along.
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Jesse Rayford is passionate about music and loves to share his passion with other music lovers. He loves to volunteer at his local orchestra to allow children from all backgrounds get into music.