Thursday, November 09, 2006

Psalms 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Not real sure if it is a joyful noise, but it is a loud noise. (Laughing!)

...all children can be well educated...

—Shin'ichi Suzuki

The central belief of Dr. Suzuki, based on the evidence of universal language acquisition, is that all people can (and will) learn from their environment. Thus, the essential components of the method spring from the desire to create the "right environment" for learning music. ....

Early Beginning
The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin.
Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I'm with you on music. My 3-year loves to sing. His latest song is taken from the play, Annie.

When I'm stuck with the day/
That's gray and lonely/
I'll stick out my chin/
And sing/
And say/
Let's watch TV/
Let's watch TV

At least he is singing, don't you think?