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« on: April 13, 2017, 07:26:55 PM »

Is there any parent out there starting string instruments with kids? how old are your kids?

I am planning to send my kid to the music school.
But I am not sure what age is perfect to star learning  piano
It is better to hire a private tutor or use private music school? like this https://alternatetone.com/ for example...

Please, help:)

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 04:14:43 PM »

I think the general advice is around age 7-8. I've heard that from various different teachers. You need them to be able to concentrate for a whole lesson, ideally do independent practice, hands big enough and be ready to learn to read music (reading fluently is apparently a good measure of this).

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 12:00:53 PM »

6 to 8 Months
Classes for moms and babies are a great way to begin even with children as young as 6 – 8 months. These classes are usually 30 – 40 minutes long, and they require active participation on the part of parents. Programs designed for toddlers 18 – 24 months are very popular as well; these still require parental participation, but by this age, children are starting actively to engage in the different activities in the class.
3 and 4 Year Olds
Programs for 3- and 4-year-olds are now readily available. This is really the ideal age for kids to start their music experience. Most of these programs are about 30 – 35 minutes in length, and involve props, movement and singing. Some even integrate arts and crafts and free play with rhythm instruments and props to music. Parents typically are not required to participate in these classes.
Ages 5 and Up
For children ages 5 and up, when to start music lessons often includes some type of group piano or group violin lesson with other children their age. If the teacher is creative, he or she will integrate activities such as music games and crafts into the curriculum. You can also begin to consider private individual instruction. Piano/keyboard lessons are sometimes easiest for children ages 5, 6, and even older. One year of instruction on the piano or keyboard provides a great foundation as children learn basic music theory concepts such as the music alphabet, what a quarter note, half note, whole note is, what the music staff does, and the location of the keys on the keyboard. In addition, they learn fun kids songs like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” If piano isn’t their thing, the violin can provide a great foundation for children to start their lesson path.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 11:06:39 PM »

Hello, The age for beginning music lessons depends on (1) the teacher and her methods and experience with young children (2) the ability of the parent to get the child to do the musical songs and games and to practice with the child at home and (3) the cooperation of the child.  With piano lessons, for ages 3-6, I often begin with a 2 octave Glockenspiel with black and white "keys" which resembles a very large piano keyboard.  The length of time spent on the Glockenspiel depends on the child but it can range from 3 weeks to 14 months.  The child learns largely by imitation but can learn the Letters of the Keys.  At this point, part of the lesson may include singing, listening and drawing while listening to music.  Once they move to the piano, I have a program which calls the fingers by colors.  For example, there's the RED Finger, Green Finger, etc.  The parent continues to sit in on every lesson and work with the child at home.  The parent plays audio and video tapes for the child.  The child pretends to play the songs while listening and right afterwards plays the song on the piano..  Counting is done with words such as "Mississippi Hot Dog" and Hop Bunny Hop. Finger numbers and note reading are also introduced.  I have several computer games for teaching note reading.  If the child has a problem with attention span, I let them play or color, while I help the parent to understand the "homework for that week".   I use some of my own songs and Suzuki Piano Books.  I think that the children learn quite a lot.  I also teach violin to children ages 3 1/2 and up using mostly ideas from Suzuki Violin Teacher Training and note reading and computer games, introduced gradually.  I run my own private Music School Halifax Canada).

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 12:45:33 PM »

I'd say that music learningprocess could start from 3rd year of life. A kid can realize some particular songs till that agbecome mature in learning by that age.  that age.

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