A child often conveys readiness for music lessons with physical expression. This is often starts with banging on pots and pans, tapping on couches, pretending a briefcase is a piano or that a notebook is a keyboard.
The next sign that your child is ready for lessons is usually through verbal expression. The child may tell you outright that they want to start playing an instrument or taking voice lessons. Once the physical and verbal interest is there, it’s up to you as a parent to get the ball rolling.
What were the dreams that this could become? Don't forget the vivid color and these scenes. You found your instrument and it found you! The focus, practice, goal setting, etc, the “work” can come later. Priority is enjoying the time you spend with your instrument. Of course, the more time you spend practicing with intent, the better you get at it and the rewards come.
Have you ever felt more relaxed when listening to music? Have you ever listened to music that instantaneously brought up strong feelings or brought you back to a special time from the past? Have you ever felt a sense of inner strength or spirituality when listening to music? Have you ever sung a lullaby to help comfort a crying baby or sung the alphabet song to a young child who is just learning the alphabet?
West Colfax Academy is all about your student! Your child can choose from a long list of instruments to learn to play, or study voice and singing.
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm