For Love of the Piano: the Piano Society of Greater Washington and the Friday Morning Music Club - After Hours Blog (washingtonian.com)
“You are not too old or too slow,” she insists. “Your hands are fine. With the right teacher and the selections that are right for you, you can play the pieces you love and play them musically.”
One of the comments I get most when talking to parents about Kindermusik for their children is "Do I have to sing?? I can't sing". In the US culture, we've made music, whether it's piano, voice, band instruments, orchestral instruments, guitar or whatever a spectator sport. Music is something you go and watch someone else do. Or something you listen to on a recording. And like sports, few adults do it themselves. They hire someone else to teach their child to do it, but as adults, it's no longer part of their lives.
The best part about teaching Kindermusik is that it's not just, or even primarily, the children making music. It's the grownups. It's not the babies singing "Bird Chorus", but the adults. It's not the babies and toddlers who figure out that they can PLAY "Chick-a-dee, dee, dee" on an orff instrument or piano-it's the grown ups. They're learning too. And they're experiencing that joy, that love of music, and sharing it with the next generation. It's a beautiful thing.
Our Kindermusik classes start August 22 (but if you're reading this later, you can join us at any time).
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