Is it too early to start music lessons?
The best part of our curriculum, the Musicolor Method®, is that it enables children 4 to 6 year olds to start exploring their natural curiosity and passion for music. Most music schools and private teachers will not accept children under the age of 7 or 8. We can, and we have a proven system to do it with fun. By the time your child reaches the age of 8. When their peers are just beginning, he/she will already be playing, singing, reading and understanding great music.
Many parents want to start as early as two or three years old. How do you know if they are ready?
There is a natural progression of childhood development. Most kids are ready at around 4 years old. Sometimes a little earlier or later. Here’s a few questions to ask.
Do they know basic colors?
Do they recognize and can name the letters of the alphabet?
Has fine motor skills developed enough? Example: can pick up small objects or write their name legibly.
Can they count to ten?
Can they focus on a single activity for at least five minutes?
But will my child learn to read real music?
Yes. The Musicolor Method® uses a phased learning process where the skills of making music are taught, only in a different order that other curricula.
We start with playing first. On a parallel track, we begin introducing technical and theory elements. After a student reaches a certain level of ability and confidence, we begin to gradually introduce elements of reading on the music staff. This process can take months or years depending on the starting age of the child.
What we have noticed is that children learning with the Musicolor Method® from the age of 4, flow easily through the stages of development of a musician, artist and person. We believe learning to make music imparts skills for a successful life. Music as personal development plus the enjoyment and artistic development that goes along with it.