Creative Soul Blog

Do You Think Your Child Is Ready For Music?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

5 ways to know your child is ready for music.

I have been teaching young children music for around 15 years now and I had to ask myself the same question recently, "When is my child ready for music lessons?"  I knew because of research and experience teaching, but when I saw my own child demonstrate similar characteristics I knew what I told our parents all these years was actually true.

Here are a few characteristics in comparison to watch for from your child to see if they are musically inclined.  If you do not see these characteristics, don't worry your child might not gravitate to playing an instrument yet.  It can sometimes happen over night though.  Also, check out the video of a 1 year old that truly loves music and is ready to learn.

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What Makes A Happy Song Happy?

Posted by Anthony Miller on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Music moves us.  When we hear a song, it stirs emotions inside of us.  Often time, seconds after a song starts, a memory pops into my head.  For many of us that love music, we have written a soundtrack of our lives.  The sad times, the good times, moments that changed how we feel and think.  But, is there a science to the emotion of music?  Chris Gaylord of The Christian Science Monitor writes:

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