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12 Preschool Music Activities & Lesson Plans

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May 5, 2020


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Music is one of the most powerful gifts in the universe.
  • It has the power to make us feel.
  • It can calm and relax us.
  • It can make us happy or sad.
  • Music can inspire, encourage, and unite us.
  • It can get us through challenging times.
  • And it has the ability to take us back in time to a memory.

Listening, singing, and dancing to music brings us joy.

Throughout this pandemic, amateur and famous musicians have shared their live music via social media to entertain us. DJs have hosted virtual dance parties that have gotten us up and moving in our living rooms. This is an awesome time to use music in your virtual classroom or in your home to get the "feel goods" and to help teach children important concepts.

Music and movement are particularly powerful for the cognitive, social-emotional, and sensory motor development of preschoolers.

Here are 12 preschool music activities to help your preschoolers have fun as they learn important foundational skills.

  1. Build community while teaching name and letter recognition.

    Morning meeting or circle time is a great way to greet children and get the day started whether you are in your brick and mortar classroom or teaching class virtually.

    Children learn to recognize letters in their name and the names of their friends as they sing “I Am Happy to See You.” As you insert children’s names into the song, be sure to hold up their written name so that students can see the letters.

    Be sure to ask students if they know any of the letters or if they have similar letters in their own name. Try their name in all capitals first and then move to title case. Learning Without Tears has also translated all of our song lyrics to Spanish. “I Am Happy to See You” is also recorded in Spanish on the Sing, Sound, and Count with Me music album.

  2. Have fun teaching children to imitate and follow directions.

    Learning how to imitate and follow directions are important skills that will follow preschoolers into their careers. Our Get Set for School Sing Along music album has lots of songs that encourage children to imitate and follow directions.

    The “Wood Piece Pokey” is a fun song that has children using their gross motor skills to imitate their teacher’s or families’ movements. They learn important position words and the names of the wood pieces so they can later build letters successfully.

    Watch a fun video of children moving and grooving to the “Wood Piece Pokey” from the Learning Without Tears PreK Interactive Teaching Tool. To support schools and families during current school closures, the PreK Interactive Teaching Tool is free for 30 days.


  3. Help children learn body parts and develop strong drawing and cognitive skills.

    Mat Man is a beloved character who helps children learn body parts as they build him while singing the “Mat Man” song. After children sing and build, they are better able to draw a person.

    Have fun adding other body parts and lyrics as children become more creative. Dress up Mat Man to help children learn the seasons as well as important holidays. Children can also build Mat Man electronically on the Build Mat Man Game.

    Don’t have the Wood Pieces? Download the cutout for wood pieces here.

  4. Teach and reinforce fine motor skills as children learn how to properly hold a crayon.

    What better way to teach children crayon grip than with a song? The “Crayon Song” teaches children to hold the crayon with a tripod grip by telling them exactly where to place their fingers. Children have fun dropping it and picking it up, which helps to solidify proper grip. Crayon grip is a great way for parents and teachers to partner.

    Here is information to support parents as they reinforce crayon grip.

  5. Build fine motor skills as you increase math awareness.

    Fingerplays are an awesome way to help build fine motor skills. Learning Without Tears has several fingerplays.

    One popular fingerplay is “Five Little Fingers.” Be sure to have students imitate you as you follow the directions in the song. Children learn how to count and begin to develop one to one correspondence.

  6. Enjoy counting and learning one to one correspondence.

    “Counting, Counting” is a great song to get students moving as they learn to clap and stomp their numbers. Add different movements like hopping or jumping as your children learn to count higher and higher. Also, have children count physical objects like counters, toys, or crayons.

  7. Support children as they learn to recognize shapes and their characteristics.

    Enjoy country music sounds as children sing the “Shape Song.” Children will learn to identify shapes as they learn the characteristics of each shape. Have children hold up the shape and identify the characteristics as they sing. Encourage children to build shapes, draw shapes, and even identify shapes in their environment.

  8. Reinforce alphabet knowledge.

    Do your children know the entire ABC song? Do they have an LMNOP problem? If so, we have a solution. It’s called the “Alphabet Song” and it slows down the traditional ABC song just enough to encourage children to say each letter.

    Another popular Learning Without Tears song that solves the LMNOP issue is “Inside, Outside.” It teaches children how to use their inside and outside voices while they learn their letters. In addition to singing the letters, make sure that students can identify the letters as they sing.

    Watch the A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards dance and flip to the “Alphabet Song“ on the Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool.

    Parents, want to have your children moving and learning? Write capital letters and lowercase letters on construction paper and place them around your home. Say the letter name or sound and have children hop, skip, or jump to the correct letter.

  9. Have fun with rhyming words.

    Rhyming is an important phonological awareness skill where children are asked to identify the ending sound of words that have the same sound.

    “Rhyming Riddles” is a fun song that gives children an opportunity to solve a riddle by identifying a rhyming word. Learning Without Tears has animated “Rhyming Riddles” in the Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool. Children will enjoy seeing the words come to life, especially the dog driving the car.

    Read nursery rhymes and have children rhyme words using real and nonsense words.

  10. Help children learn to love breaking up words into syllables.

    Harness your inner drill sergeant as you sing “Syllable Soundoff.” Children will love breaking words apart and putting them back together. This is a great song to get children up and moving.

    Start with two syllables and then move to three and so on. Have children clap out and stomp out letters. Also have children break apart the syllables using their body parts like in this cool syllable animation.


  11. Build good letter formation habits.

    Capital letters are easier for children to learn to write than lowercase letters. One reason capital letters are easier is because they all have the same starting position. All capitals letters start at the top.

    We help to reinforce this important skill by singing one of signature songs, “Where Do You Start Your Letters?” This song starts out slow and crescendos into a cool rock song that will get you off of your feet. Children will learn important position words to prepare them to write letters.


  12. Enjoy teaching children about different careers.

    Children will learn all about different occupations as they sing and move to “Ballet Dancing Truck Driver.” Have children act out a motion for each career in this whimsical song. Ask children what they want to be when they grow up.

    Expand on this activity by reading Mat Man Hats and learning about additional careers.


Music is a great way to connect school and home.

Teachers, be sure to share lyrics with families so they can reinforce skills at home. Music is a powerful teaching tool for preschoolers. Use music to help foster a love of learning as children develop cognitive, social-emotional, sensory motor, and school readiness skills. Have fun incorporating the songs and activities from all the Learning Without Tears music albums.

Jump Start Your Preschool Lesson Plans with our Music!

Learning Without Tears understands the power of music. We’ve incorporated music and movement into the core of our readiness and writing, printing, cursive, keyboarding, literacy, and math curriculum materials.

But we don’t just sing and move for the sake of singing and moving, we’ve carefully designed our music and activities to reinforce or teach a variety of skills. Our music spans an array of genres from country and hip-hop to folk and rock. In this free webinar, learn five rockin’ music strategies to use with your class.

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How To Teach Music To 3 Year Olds – Dynamic Music Room

Are you a parent looking for what you should do with your kids at home? 

Are you a music teacher wanting to start an early preschool music class? 

Preschool music and working with 3-year-olds was one of my favorite ages to teach. I don’t currently teach them, but I do miss them so. 

Still, if you’re a responsible parent or new-to-younger-ages music teacher you may be wondering how to teach music to 3 year olds. 

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Teaching music to 3 year olds is a (mostly) relaxing process. The focus should be on creating a fun musical experience through the following types of activities: 

  • Singing
  • Movement/Dancing
  • Playing Simple Instruments
  • Practicing Steady Beat
  • Listening To A Variety Of Music
  • Musical Storytelling/Acting

Look ahead for a brief description of each element and an example of what they entail.  

Get more amazing songs and activities with our eBook, 30 Favorite Songs, Dances, and Activities for Elementary Music.

Table of Contents

Preschool Music Lesson Activities

In this section, I’ll describe the 6 elements of music kids should be doing when they’re 3 years old. I’ll also include a sample activity with each element. 


The first and most important part of music we work on with young kids is singing. We’re not trying to create opera singers or pop stars; we just want kids to feel comfortable making music with their voice. 

With this in mind, it’s important to sing a lot with your students or children. Whether you’re singing some folk songs every kid should know or just making things up, the most important thing to do is to make singing normal. 

This will develop their ears and connect the brain with their voice better as well. Creating songs about their day or things they like will also improve their reading and speaking skills as well.  

In fact, singing and doing nursery rhymes has been shown to have a positive impact on reading and fluency. 


Take the simple song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Sing the song several times to your child or students while encouraging them to sing after a while. 

They don’t have to have it perfect, just make it a fun experience. 

Now, begin using the same melody or tune and change the words to describe what you’re doing during your day. 

For example: 

Instead of “Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are?” 

Try “Walking walking ‘round the room. When I step, the sound goes boom!” 

Encourage the kids to create their own version of the song by describing what they like or what they’re doing. 


Music and dance are connected on so many levels. For as long as there has been music, there has been dancing to go with it. 

Movement helps our bodies express the unspeakable feelings a song evokes. It also helps our brains develop the musical knowledge of expression. 

For littles, with such a limited linguistic vocabulary, they learn to express the music with a movement vocabulary. 


Turn on the song, Hungarian Dance No. 5 (video below). Invite students to paint the room with invisible paint brushes. 

Point out (through modeling, talking, and reinforcement) how certain sections slow the tempo way down. 

This activity allows students to react to the music and move how the elements tell them to. You’d be surprised how aware the young kids are with these ideas. 

This also makes a great musical scarf activity.

Playing Simple Instruments

Kids instruments are great tools for exploring how to create different sounds. Whether you’re reacting to the recorded music or singing along, instruments are a blast to play. 

If you don’t have any instruments on hand, get creative by asking children to play on objects around the room.  

Point out what the different sounds are and describe how they sound compared to one another. If you model the language used in describing how a pot sounds, your student’s vocabulary and aural awareness shoots up! 

Ask students to describe how the instrument sounds to them. 


Sing the song, Old MacDonald Had A Farm. Instead of doing animals, sing the name of the instrument or household object and play it instead. 

This will help with timing, singing, and timbre awareness. 

For example: 

Old MacDonald had a farm.


And on that farm he had a drum.


With a boom boom here! 

And a boom boom there! 

Here a boom! There a boom! 

Everywhere a boom boom! 

Old MacDonald had a farm. 


Practicing Steady Beat

Steady beat is essential understanding in music. People who aren’t keyed in to what the invisible pulse is in music will struggle with most music concepts their whole lives.  

Using an instrument or by moving and playing on your bodies is a must-have musical activity. Just make sure you also have a good understanding of feeling the beat before you teach it! 


Take a simple march by John Philip Sousa (I love the Pride of the Wolverines below). 

Ask kids to match you in creating different beat motions on their bodies. After a while (or on later listenings), have students create their own beat motions. 

Encourage students to listen and match the music as best they can. 

Listening To A Variety Of Music

Music is an aural art, and a huge part of musical improvement comes from listening. Paul McCartney (you know, of the Beatles and recognized as the number 2 songwriter of all time) once said he knew so much about music because he and his family listened to music critically all the time. 

Having music on in the background is good, but it’s better to isolate the music for music’s sake. With littles, music combined with movement or instruments is a great combination.  

Your child will also gain from watching different types of music in video form as long as the audio is focused on the music. 

Line riders like this one below or music from Fantasia would be good fits. 

Musical Storytelling/Acting

Kids learn by playing. It’s their way of organizing information and experiencing drama in a safe way. 

This is exactly why kids love stories! 

A big part of music for 3-year-olds should include musical storytelling. 

Musical storytelling comes in two forms: 

  • Singing tells the whole story (such as with the Crabfish or Little Bunny Foo Foo)
  • A story with songs in the story (such as with Mr. Stingyman or Abiyoyo)

This just provides another way for students to experience music. 


I’ll send you off in two places for an example of musical storytelling. First, check out my fun activities for Kindergarten post for a story called, “Johnny Works.” 

I love this song-story, and my kids do too. When I taught preschool regularly, this one was a popular one in the rotation. 

Second, check out the master storyteller and folk singer, Pete Seeger, tell his Abiyoyo story below. 

Favorite 3 Year Old Music Resources

Here are a few of my favorite 3 year old music resources you may want to check out. I’ve used all of these at some point, and each provides good resources for aspiring music teachers and caring parents. 

  • First Steps In Music For Preschool And Beyond Curriculum 
  • 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities For Young Children
  • More Than Singing: Discovering Music In Preschool And Kindergarten
  • Music Play: The Early Childhood Music Curriculum Guide for Parents, Teachers & Caregivers (Jump Right in Preschool)

Commonly Asked Questions

Can you teach a 3 year old to play piano? – Yes, a 3 year old can learn piano. I usually recommend against this unless the child has shown a lot of interest in learning and you know a lesson instructor specializing in young students.  

There may be some other instruments your child would handle better. Check out the 11 best instruments for elementary students. 

What age should a child start piano lessons? – I suggest waiting until 2nd grade or whenever your student is able to sit and pay attention for up to 15 minutes at one time. 

What should I be teaching my three year old? – As we’ve mentioned above, your child should be practicing steady beat, singing, playing, and moving to music. 

What age should you start music lessons? – I’d recommend waiting until 2nd grade to start any music lessons. When you do start, guitar, piano, ukulele, and drums are good choices. 


I hope you find this short guide on how to teach music to 3 year olds helpful. If you’re a parent, the best thing to do is to sing, play, and listen with your child. 

For those parents or music teachers looking for a bit more structure and planning, these 6 types of preschool music activities will be more than enough. Again, the goal is to get kids singing, moving, playing, and listening to music. 

What do you like to do with your preschoolers? Jump down to the comments and let us know. 

How to teach children music: three methods

"Man is a child of the environment", "All children grow, the result depends on how they are raised", "Every child is taught" - all these statements belong to the brilliant Japanese Shinichi Suzuki, who became famous for who taught thousands of three-year-olds to play the violin brilliantly.

Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) was born in Nagoya on October 17th. His father, Masakishi, was a violin maker who founded a violin factory in Nagoya in 1888. There, young Shinichi began to intuitively select melodies on the violin, not knowing musical notation. From his own experience, he came to the conclusion that it is possible to develop musical talent in early childhood. Learning music is akin to learning your native language: that is, all other things being equal, you can teach musical literacy and playing instruments to any child. nine0003

In 1916, at the age of 22, Shinichi went to Tokyo. He stays at the home of the Marquis Tokugawa and learns the violin from Koh Ando. A year later, he leaves Japan and goes on a trip around the world: in Germany he studies with Karl Klinger for eight long years. Twenty years later, Suzuki begins to work as an instructor at the Kunitachi Music School, and from the age of 39 he gives violin lessons at home. During his lifetime, Suzuki made three discoveries that forever changed the way we look at children and their musical talents. nine0003

Suzuki made his first discovery when he visited a huge incubator for breeding Japanese larks. The eggs of these songbirds are placed in giant warm and quiet rooms of the incubator, where the same conditions are created as in the nest. Silence reigns here, except for one sound - the voice of a bird - a teacher, a kind of bird Beethoven.

Suzuki noted to his amazement that each hatchling automatically repeats the teacher's song. However, after a few days, each chick that started with a simple copy starts creating their own variations of the original song. Specialist ornithologists wait for each of these birds to master their own style, and then choose a new “teacher” from among them, and the process is repeated from the very beginning. nine0003

"Amazing!" Suzuki thought. “If the tiny brain of a bird has such a learning ability, then what about the much more perfect human brain ?!”

These reflections led him to his second discovery. When Suzuki announced him, his friends decided that something was wrong with his head. Shinichi enthusiastically told everyone about what he discovered: it turns out that every Japanese child learns to speak Japanese!

Friends and colleagues patted him on the shoulder sympathetically and said that they ... guessed it. “No, no, no! Suzuki exclaimed. “They really learn it, and it’s amazing!” And Suzuki was right. Like Newton before him, he discovered a very obvious thing that no one had noticed before. His discovery was the fact that a child born in a certain country automatically learns the language of his homeland within a year or two. This means that any child's brain is capable of mastering millions of potential languages. Moreover, not just the language of a given country, but a special dialect of a particular area in which the baby was born. nine0003

Suzuki's discovery was that the system, which includes voice, ear and brain, is the most perfect copying machine, giving an almost unlimited opportunity to master the melody of any language. And it does not matter what language it is: Chinese, Portuguese, musical, artistic or Japanese. It is enough to mark the child in the right learning environment and create the appropriate incentives, he will be able to learn anything!

The third discovery of the Japanese was the last element in the puzzle of his method. As he was contemplating the amazing powers of a child's brain, a friend dropped by and asked if he could teach a friend's four-year-old son to play the violin. Suzuki decided that this was impossible and apologized, referring to the fact that the child is still too small to hold the violin, because it is in proportion to his body - it's like a double bass for an adult. When the friend left, Suzuki suddenly realized that he was thinking too narrowly. He had just said that the child was too young to learn to play the violin, although he himself had previously concluded that at the age of three a child could learn music and become an excellent musician. The whole point is that the violin is too big for a child, but why not make a violin that fits him in size? nine0003

Inspired by this idea, Suzuki began to make small violins. But how to teach children to play them? Suzuki realized that the solution was prompted by the lark chicks in the incubator. It's all about copying. After all, 95% of people will never learn to sing correctly just because they were taught from childhood that copying is bad. They were deprived of the main tool of learning - imitation.

Armed with small violins and an understanding of how training should be organized, Suzuki turned to his friends who had children and asked if they would like to send their children to learn to play the violin. nine0003

During the first lesson, Suzuki laid out violins and bows along with other toys and invited the kids to come and play with them. Sitting in the middle of the room, Suzuki took one of the violins from time to time, brought the bow to it and played one note. As he expected, the children took turns copying his actions. Then he began to play two notes. Just as the chicks, imitating the teacher bird, mastered their trills, the children very easily and naturally began to play the violin, which became their second "language". In this way, Suzuki created a technique that today has spread throughout the world and has found tens of thousands of followers and students, many of whom have become first-class musicians. nine0003

Music classes for preschool children

Music lessons are extremely important for the child's body and the complex development of personality. Singing, playing the flute, piano or any other musical instrument - all this not only develops musical taste, but also improves fine motor skills, attention and other important skills.

Now more and more parents want to send their child to a music school. Often they themselves are far from being musicians, they are poorly versed in the issues of such education, but they understand that musical education brings up taste and other important personality traits in a person. nine0003

It turns out that most parents have no idea where to start. What kind of music lessons for children are needed? What musical instrument to choose? Is there any preliminary preparation needed? There are really a lot of questions, so let's look at this problem in more detail.

Where to start?

Children should be taught music from an early age. A hackneyed phrase, but this does not negate its relevance. So where is the best place to start? nine0003

Let's start by saying that music is the language you want to teach your child. What will be the first step? Of course, creating the right language environment. The effectiveness of this method can be seen in those people who learn a foreign language among its native speakers, i. e. when a person is in conditional England, he will learn English much faster, because all people speak it elementary.

So it is with music - the more auditory musical experience, the easier it will be for the child in further music lessons. Language is learned by children from birth, they hear how their parents speak, they accumulate passive and active vocabulary. nine0003

Accordingly, parents should create the necessary musical environment so that rhythmic and intonational forms and sounds become familiar to the child. You can start from birth, listening to good and positive music, which has a positive effect on the nervous system of the mother and her baby. Own singing, listening to songs, playing musical instruments (if you, of course, have such skills) - all this has a positive effect on the child.

Baby music games for babies can be used. Recitatives-improvisations with toys are especially good. You can create an impromptu "communication" of toys with each other under the motive of 3-4 sounds. An additional plus if your house has a synthesizer or even a real piano. The same recitatives can be played on the keys in different registers. nine0003

Remember that in no case should you force music lessons. Joint singing of songs or chants to the accompaniment of a musical instrument should last for 1-2 minutes, but several times a day. One lesson should not last too long, otherwise the child will quickly lose interest in them, and he will perceive them as some kind of forced occupation.

When can I start teaching music to preschool children with a teacher?

Let's say you actively work with your child at home, sing songs with him, play an instrument, etc. But this is only the initial stage, which is a good base, but still cannot be a full-fledged training. This requires the complex work of a music teacher who knows his business and understands exactly how to work with children. nine0003

Beginning music lessons with young children is always individual. Sometimes we hear that some children start studying with a teacher as early as 3-4 years old, but this is rather an exception. As a rule, the parents of such children are musicians themselves, or they are far ahead of their age in terms of musical development.

So, at what age do you enter a music school? As a rule, from 6-7 years old, but sometimes earlier - at 5 years old. It all depends on the characteristics of the child. In particular, can he be diligent and hold attention for at least 15 minutes? If so, then he is ready to go. In most music schools, the load is gradual, i.e. first start with small-time classes, then increase them to 30 minutes. Such an entry into the educational process can take from 1 to 3 months. nine0003

In our School, teachers teach children early musical development, which allows them to join the wonderful world of music. This is a good start for a child who wants to learn how to play a musical instrument or go to vocal courses in the future. Our standard schedule is 2 times a week, which is sufficient for general musical development. At the same time, parents can bring their children to us more often if they want a more in-depth immersion in the world of music. nine0003

Does it make sense to study with a teacher for children aged 2-5?

We have already established that the average age when parents send their children to music school is 6-7 years old. But experience shows that children who started school earlier have a certain advantage over older children.

Children aged 2 to 5 are characterized by the following qualities:

  • Emotional and more direct perception of the world around them. nine0090
  • Quick assimilation of new movements and any information.
  • Some absent-mindedness, quick switching of attention, i.e. They find it difficult to concentrate on one activity.
  • Young children a priori cannot plan their day, and therefore live according to the principle of "here and now".

This list contains both qualities that will be useful in teaching, and those that can interfere with classes with a teacher. But still, we recommend that the child be sent to a music school as early as possible, because music will be perceived by him as something ordinary, at the subconscious level (as in the case of learning his native language). nine0003

But here it is important not to overdo it - if your child is not interested in music himself, does not like to sing, then there is no reason to conduct classes with a teacher at the age of 3-4 years. Let him be a child, because increased stress can negatively affect his physical and emotional state. If you think that your child is not yet ready for a music school, then there is nothing to worry about if he goes there at 6, 7 or 8 years old.

How do you know if your child is ready for music lessons? nine0063

For many parents, it is a dilemma - to let the child develop naturally or to start his education with a teacher? Here again, it is important to avoid extremes. There are many cases when a child started learning music at the age of 3, and already at the age of 5-6 he gives concerts and practices for several hours a day. In this mode, the children's nervous system may simply not withstand.

But it is also important to avoid the other extreme, when parents, having heard a child's statement that he does not want to go to classes, take this as a conscious decision. In most cases, this is just a momentary whim, a bad mood, and it is important for parents to switch the child from this state. Children at an early age simply cannot see the full perspective of music education, so you need to show your parental will. nine0003

First, you need to really assess the overall development of your child:

  • Time to concentrate on one lesson or subject (from 5 to 30 minutes).
  • The ability to listen to another person for information.
  • Interests of the child, his hobbies.
  • The level of social activity.
  • The time a child spends surrounded by adults who are involved in his development.
  • The level of development of fine and general motor skills, physical development, etc. nine0090

At the same time, if some of these points are not well developed, then you should not worry too much, because in childhood everything develops rapidly.

Features of choosing a teacher and a music school

Education in a music school has its own specifics:

  • The activities of a music school are aimed at educating professional musicians. Of course, among the courses there are early aesthetic development and other similar areas, but basically these are professional piano lessons, vocals, etc. In addition, the classical repertoire prevails in the music school, so the child will delight his parents with the works of Tchaikovsky and Bach, and not with popular songs (this is an absolute plus, in our opinion). nine0090
  • It will be necessary to purchase a musical instrument so that the child can study not only at school, but also at home.
  • Even if there are only 2 classes per week at a music school, it is still a burden for a child. It will be necessary to adapt to the general education program at school, distribute the load, etc.
  • For effective results, you will need to study at home, which can lead to the fact that the child loses interest and wants to quit classes. nine0090

As in any other education, the role of the teacher is fundamental. It should be a professional teacher who really loves what he does.

When choosing a music teacher, you do not need to focus on his titles and regalia. Of course, this is also important and is an indicator of his qualifications, but this is not at all the main thing. It happens that a teacher spends his whole life with children with average data, does not set any unrealistic tasks for them, but he completely devotes himself to his work. Or a teacher takes difficult teenagers, whom he pulls out of an unfavorable environment with the help of music, cultivating in them positive qualities that will be useful to them in a normal life. Of course, such teenagers rarely show outstanding results, but has the very result of the teacher's work become less significant because of this? nine0003

A good music teacher:

  • Can communicate with any student. He is kind to children, but at the same time he can show the firmness of his character if necessary. With children, it is important to demonstrate your authority, but without excesses.
  • Knows how to adapt to the individual characteristics of children. He must evaluate the actual level of each student, on the basis of which he formulates his requirements.
  • First of all, he is a music teacher, and secondly, a music performer. Not all outstanding vocalists or musicians can successfully teach - these are completely different competencies. nine0090
  • Understands that the main thing is the benefit for children, their comprehensive development, and not winning competitions.
  • Loves music, knows how to convey this feeling to his students.
  • Opens not only the technical side of the performance, but also the artistic side. Music is more than just octaves, scales and exercises.

Finding such a teacher is not as difficult as you think. But in music education, the role of parents is no less important. Your participation should not end with the fact that you bring and pick up your child from the music school. You should study with him at home, support him in every possible way, even if his actual success is not yet so obvious. nine0003

If you have set a goal to introduce him to the world of music, then you yourself should not lag behind. Listen to good classical music, do your best to be a role model for your child. It is very good if you sign up for some vocal or musical instrument courses yourself. Remember that it's never too late to start. You may not become a famous musician, but these classes will bring something new to your personality, and the fact that you have joint interests with your child will only make you closer to him.

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