Your Child’s Musical Life: The Why and How of Music Lessons

Your Child's Musical Life, by Parenting in the Sweet Spot

This is Part 3 of my series called “Your Child’s Musical Life”, sharing about the when / why / what / etc. of educating your child about music. Go here for Part 1 about Getting an Early Start, and Part 2 about Tween Years and Onward. Why is music such a great activity for my child? These are just some […] Read more ...

Your Child’s Musical Life: Tween Years and Onward

This is the second article in my series “Your Child’s Musical Life” that began with the topic of “Getting an Early Start” (pregnancy through age 9). – Ruth What are the best opportunities for my older child to pursue music?   In Upper Elementary & Middle School: By around age 9 or 10, kids have a pretty good idea of […] Read more ...

Your Child’s Musical Life: Getting an Early Start

When our firstborn was still a little guy, he earned the nickname “Jazz Baby” because he, like most kids, responded to music with bouncing to the beat, grinning ear to ear, and singing along. When he and our other sons were buckled into high chairs or car seats, they would kick their feet to the beat – so cute! All […] Read more ...

The Incredible Value of Creative Play

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

Gillian Lynne is a British dancer and choreographer with a long and impressive list of theatrical credits, including being the lead choreographer of the hugely successful musical “Cats”, and also of “Phantom of the Opera”, the longest running musical in Broadway history. When Gillian was in the second grade, however, her mother was concerned by her underperformance at school and […] Read more ...