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Once you, dear parents, have noticed that your child shows musical talent, you should
be looking for musicians for your undoubtedly talented child. This is what we will
be discussing about today.
Parents who do not have even basic musical education always have a lot of difficulties
in looking for musicians for their children. Moms and dads who took music lessons
as children find it a little easier to cope with this issue. Even then, I am not
sure whether they know or remember what criteria their own parents considered when
looking for musicians for them when they were children.
So, have you recently noticed that your child is quick to learn not only the words
but also the melodies of songs? And he or she has the ability to exactly replicate
your favourite tune (you can easily recognize it)...? Congratulations! This is one
of the first serious signals to ensure that your child has a wonderful ear for music.
Now look carefully at your child’s movements when he is dancing to the music. If
the rhythm of his movements clearly coincides with the rhythm of the music that is
being played, or even better, his body represents something in the form of rhythmic
fantasy– he is on the highway to the wonderful world of music.
The better your child's musical ability, the better should be the professionalism
of his music teacher.
Unfortunately, in a short article it is impossible to present all the details of
how you should be looking for musicians for your child. Here I will give only a little
information about it.
The first thing you should know is that you should be looking for musicians not just
on special subjects they teach (like violin, piano, clarinet and so on), but also
on their ability to work with children of different ages.
For example, some teachers love to teach kids 4-6 years old and absolutely do not
know how to work with teenagers. Some others are fine working with teenagers as they
strike a common chord with them, but they cannot stand the messing around of young
This suggests that all these teachers, in the first place, have experience working
with a particular age group of students. This experience (and special knowledge)
gives them a superior advantage in knowing the psychological characteristics of that
particular age group of children.
So first of all, dear parents, at the moment when you are looking for musicians for
your child, you should at least ask the age group of students that they are comfortable
with. (Some music teachers will not hesitate working with children of all ages).
The next very important point is– the professionalism of the music teachers. Which
of the following two do you think is of more importance in a music teacher — being
a good musician or being a good teacher? We'll discuss about this in one of our next