music lessons


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  • Rachel White

    What are your opinions on “forcing” music lessons? I believe thay are helpful to even a child who is not interested and I have such a child. My DD loves to sing so that’s easy, however, my son (7) is very engineer minded (yet VERY imaginative at scenarios) and although he sings daily around the house he is not interested in piano, singing or violin lessons. Now, he does love to “perform” in front of people and he is comfortable w/that. Would trainng in the theatre qualify CM’s musical views? I think he needs to do something, but I am torn. Should we enforce previously said lessons, possibly w/the result that he will actually like it? Or go towards his natural (and obvious) bent of performing and speaking in front of people?


    I would head towards the drama end, cater to his likes or it’s going to be an uphill battle. A lot of times theater will lead to dance and music, he’s still young and this could all develop as time goes on. Natalie

    Sonya Shafer

    Sounds like you have a natural “recite-er” in the family. That’s great! Recitation is a definite CM method and highly encouraged. Charlotte believed it was the practice for public speaking. So your son is doing a great thing! I’d say, encourage him in his strength at this point.

    As far as music goes, (and this is only my opinion) I would hold off on any “formal” music lessons until a child is at least 8 or maybe 9. That’s not to say you can’t encourage his love for music, expose him to good music, and give him lots of opportunities to play with music. Group experiences with little to no stress, yes. But I don’t usually advise parents to focus on individual lessons and practice sessions at that young of an age.

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