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Should we make musical awakening to children?

School is here and moms are wondering if it is not time to open their children’s senses and emotions to the arts and especially to music.
Many questions then arise: where to register my child? Isn’t he too young to start making music?
Is he gifted?
What instrument will he make?
First of all, the musical awakening begins even before the youngest age, since the child captures all the sounds in the womb of his mother, he is even able to recognize songs that he «learned» before his birth. He makes the difference between his father’s voice and that of his mother.
This answers the question of age: if the musical awakening is adapted to the child it can follow even from 2 years. Before that it is more the role of the parents who must put the child in contact with sound beneficial environments.
 Musical awakening is therefore not reserved for this or that category of children. From such to such age. It is practiced from birth, but it must be adapted to each child.

An awakening adapted to each.

Each child is different, we must perceive in each one the way he will hear and then listen to the music. To hear, to capture, is not just to listen.

The first form of musical awakening is the acceptance of musical sound. For this the Music Master must let the children soak up music, discover rhythms and sounds slowly. The child will gradually make the difference between sounds, noises, rhythms, slowness and rapidity of the air.

Do not let time and «activity» take precedence over musical feelings.
The child does not have the notion, and that is fine, of the profitability of time. He learns at a rate that is very different from that of adults or adolescents. Leave the child his initiation to the discovery without waiting for an immediate sound rendering.

Energy and games

The child has a lot of energy, he often spends it on himself let go during the musical awakening classes. The musical awakening is also that of the senses, of listening in particular. The practice musical is not only in the «doing» but also in the «being» receptive, in the silence of listening which in a child is rarely passive.

Only then, having left his too full of enthusiasm and ardour to the game unfold, he will turn his attention to musical instructions or listenings and on musical learning. It is often a stumbling block to a real musical and sound discovery. The hyper active child, contrary to what we believe, does not calm down by making music; he manages his energy, he focuses it and learns to structure it in various phases that for him are not frustrating.

Let us never forget that if it is the parents who enroll the children in musical awakening workshops, it is not necessarily the taste of the child. He may want other activities: painting, yoga, crafts… what is true for adults is also true for children.


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