Ashton and I both have played the piano since we were 8 years old. It has been such a wonderful tool in our lives and has taught us so much. I have learned how to dedicate myself to something and stick to it. How practice DOES make perfect. And how you can continue learning something for the rest of your life. I also express a lot of my feelings through playing the piano. I can bear my testimony of the love I have for my Savior through music. It has become an outlet for myself.
I was also able to use my talent to help my family out financially. I have taught piano lessons for 8 years now, I love that I have been able to help share the love I have for music in the home as well as to teach children a dying art. I always pushed the parents of my students to not start until the age of 8, but now that I have found Piano Preschool, I believe kids could start learning at an earlier age. At least to begin a love for music and rhythm.
Piano Preschool sends a Pipsqueak case that includes a variety of different instruments, music books, and a DVD that can help children get the feel for music. My children have been fighting over who gets the musical instruments that come along in your Pipsqueak case as well as who get to play the songs with the piano book.
Music adds such a benefit in child development. At a very young age many parents use music to soothe a crying or upset baby. Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social & emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind to work together. It teaches children how to read notes which is basically a whole other language. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills. Music brings JOY in the home.
If you are interested in getting your children started into music lessons order one of these Pipsqueaks Piano Preschool Adventure Case or you can also try and win yourself one over on our Instagram page. It will get them a head start and bring music to your home!