If you've been considering signing your child up for music lessons, then this will be a great read for you.
There are many benefits to learning to read music, play instruments, and perform in front of an audience. We wrote a post about these benefits a few weeks ago. These are lifelong skills that your child can learn and develop over time. But why choose to have your child classically trained as opposed to other methods?
Classical Music training connects the musician with hundreds of years of musical brilliance(Candid Brilliance you could even say!), as well as creates an overall appreciation for music, in the general sense.
Paul Berman of New Republic states it eloquently in this 2013 article:
"The music asks you to engage. The music is an activity more than an entertainment, and you engage in it physically, you and your instrument and your fellow musicians."
"...instrument in hand, you ought to be able to discover that, at moments, you and Bach have merged... Bach was a genius, and you, too, are a genius, when you perform his work..."
These quotes get to the point that classical music training goes beyond simply learning technique or positioning. It helps children to make connections with past/present cultures, as well as the world, at large, around them. Classical music pleads with the musician to form an emotional bond with it.
Watch the video below of a talented 5-year-old playing Bach:
In a world that is growing more and more personalized everyday, it's important to keep these very human connections alive and well. Our classically trained music teachers at Candid Brilliance Music would love to help your child discover their connection, through private music lessons.
With reasonable rates, and excellent results, your child can unearth the beauty of classical music through experienced instruction and friendly teaching.
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