Myself AND my husband are both second-generation pianists. Both of our mothers are pianists – his mother can read, play, and arrange music (mostly hymns) and my mother plays by ear (mostly Southern Gospel). It was instilled within us to always be encouraging a love of music. We knew it was likely that any children would follow our musical footsteps, and we began to see that in our daughter around 9 months old. She would pull up and bounce to any music with a beat! We have the cutest videos of her dancing to the theme from Curious George and Strawberry Shortcake. I’ll treasure those videos forever.
She’s now 4. When she was a little over 2 years old, we found out about Music Connections through a mutual friend. Music Connections is Debbie’s Mondale’s business – she has been a Kindermusik teacher for over 15 years. The classes have been great for social development and well as musical development. I highly recommend exploring Kindermusik class options for your developing musician!
There are many other things you can do to prepare your child for piano lessons. Here are a few simple ways to start!
- Listen to music
- Move to music
- Play and learn through musical toys
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