For some kids, music is a part of them from their first heartbeat. You’ll find them beating time in the cereal bowl, gurgling a tune in their crib, and laughing up a storm when mom and dad play their favorite songs. It’s not merely a passion; they’ve got rhythm in their bones and music in their soul. Which leaves parents with the question: what’s the right age to start music lessons?
When to Start Music Lessons
It’s never too early to encourage your child’s appreciation of music, but when should they move from passion to creation? Every child is different. Some have the love, but lack the concentration for music lessons. Others will sit with rapt attention before they learn to hold a spoon. In our experience, 4-5 years old the best age for kids to start music lessons. That’s when they become active participants, able to engage with the teacher, the lesson, and the music. Kids 4-8 can experiment with voice lessons, music appreciation, and classic instruments like the piano, guitar, or violin. When kids hit 8 they can really dig into their passions, moving on from starter pieces to more complex instruments and music.
Junior Music Makers Camp
We’re excited to announce a brand new program this summer: Junior Music Makers! This 4 day class teaches kids aged 5-10 about the joys of music. Campers will learn to appreciate music in a whole new way through interactive games, fun experiences, and new friendships. By the end of the week, they’ll have learned:
- Note recognition
- Beats and rhythm
- Notes and rest values
- Musical alphabet
- Musical terms
Is your young child passionate about music? Call Music Matters in Alpharetta to learn more about Junior Music Makers and kids music lessons.