Children who are introduced to the joy of music from a young age are more likely to pursue a love if it in years to come. Children who are encouraged to experiment with different instruments will also perhaps wish to play one long into their adult years if they have the opportunity.
I remember when I started learning the piano, I went for lessons from the age of five, but I had never witnessed someone really playing the piano until into my high-school years when I had the opportunity to hear school orchestras playing – then I heard a flute and it caught my imagination, and I wanted to play more than anything in the world. I had lessons, joined the school orchestra and still have a love of the wind instruments to this day. Others will be caught by the variety of stringed instruments for both classical and modern music. We do not have to be dragon mothers, to enable our children to discover their love of music.
Music is for everyone, think of Buskaid, or the Johannesburg youth orchestra – open up the possibilities for your children, to explore and discover the musician within.