It is not unusual to encounter parents or grandparents who don’t know much about music with a baby, or even understand it. It is usually because the parents or grandparents do not have enough experience with music, because they have not given the child a chance to play much with other children. It is also possible that the parents or grandparents are not interested in music or want the child to leave music practice early to be with their children. Music is a special art form, not just a way of entertaining or of learning a song. It should never be an excuse for doing nothing.
What do I need to know about music with a baby?
Music is a special subject for babies. It’s no fun for your son or daughter to try and learn to dance, but if they are able to get good at it, it’ll make their piano playing skills seem so much easier. Some parents, especially mothers, do not want their baby, even if they are a capable musician, to play in a group.
Most families find that they are not interested in music with their kids, or that they do not want their child to sing in choir.
Music training isn’t an easy thing to learn, but after the first few years, most parents will be glad that they did.
A baby who makes it to the age of 5 or 6 and develops good musical skills has the potential to make great contributions to society. This does not mean that a baby is destined to one day be a great singer and musician. Although this is possible, most babies do not succeed until they are at least 6-7 years old. Most children grow to be less talented than their parents were and never make the leaps that parents expect of their children.
A baby who doesn’t become an excellent musician is not a bad baby for sure, as long as he gets to sing at least once a day. If he is too young to sing when he is older, he might learn to sing in a group. This could be a great way to learn the piano. If, however, he has trouble with music because he is too young for it or has an allergy to the instrument, he may be better in a classroom.
If you try to train your little one to play piano, the following things will help;
Avoid playing music too loudly, even loud music that is good for kids
Keep the piano away from the noise of other things and allow your child to play only a few minutes at a time