This weekend I was asked by a parent, “what’s the best thing parents can do to help their children learn to play music?” The answer to this question is surprisingly simple: Create an environment that automatically fosters musical development. Okay.. but what does this environment look like? Here are 7 ways that you can create this kind of an environment: 1. Enjoy music yourself. Of course you already enjoy listening to music, but turn it up a notch. When you’re with your kids
Shinichi Suzuki believed that any child could be trained to play an instrument extremely well. “Talent Education has realized that all children in the world show their splendid capacities by speaking and understanding their mother language, thus displaying the original power of the human mind. Is it not probable that this mother language method holds the key to human development? Talent Education has applied this method to the teaching of music: children, taken without previo
This short video below explains how music engages the brain like nothing else. If you want to jumpstart the benefits that you’ll receive from playing music, sign up for guitar lessons at the Summit Academy of Music! Stay tuned for another post next week about how playing music can enhance brain development at any age… We teach guitar lessons to people of all ages! It’s never too late. Mention this post and we’ll give you TWO GUITAR LESSONS FREE!
Sometime in the first half of the 20th century, Japanese educator Shinichi Suzuki had the massive realization that “Japanese children can all speak Japanese!” Now this might seem kind of ridiculous; in fact when Suzuki shared this insight with his friends he recalled that they looked at him suspiciously and said “of course they do.” Even though children speak fluently and with great ease, people take it for granted. However, “if an American children spoke Japanese as well as
At the Summit Academy of Music we teach guitar lessons to people of all ages. We also teach guitar lessons in all styles. Kids can do amazing things when they have the right instruction and a lot of motivation. This post celebrates some amazing guitar performances from around the world. Enjoy! This little girl from Japan is playing one really impressive guitar tune by Guthrie Govan. This caprice is used as an encore by some of the world’s greatest classical musicians. Watch t