Music and Movement
- Music for Children
Music for children is far more than just learning to play and
instrument. It is a deeply personal and emotional experience,
that each child harbours from birth.
Each child has the ability to develop musically in some way,
and the easiest way to achieve this is using 'Music and Movement'.
Put simply, encouraging children to move to rhythm patterns and
to recognise pitch, is the simplest (yet most powerful) mechanism
for learning music.
Tim incorporates specific elements of music and movement into
his piano teaching program for young children, thus nurturing
any natural (or neural) musical instincts. Tim often finds that
children respond very quickly to music, when it is both relevant
and familiar to them.
For example, a 5 year old boy that hears 'Ode to Joy' for the
first time, will often respond differently, when the same boy
hears his favourite piece, the 'Star Wars' theme.
In this way, Tim works with each child to find their musical
'sweet spot', and from there adds other styles, genres, nuances,
rhythms and so on.
In summary, Tim first encourages the child to develop a natural
and uninhibited passion for music, then surreptitiously uses that
'passion' to guide them in a more defined and structured direction.