The most reliable way for a child to learn music is to have a parent consistently playing music with them.
But that recipe for success does not happen for most students.
The few families that can make that work typically have a musical parent for whom playing music does not require effort at the end of the day.
A significant challenge for music teachers today is overcoming the scarcity of time and energy that most parents face. Making time for dinner, homework and assorted activities is a significant challenge.
Routines at the end of the day that require little mental and physical effort, yet allow us to connect with our children is what most parents seek.
For many, that activity is reading a story.
My hope is to make music easy and rewarding enough for parents and children that the question before lights out is, “Please, can we play one more song?”