One of the most difficult things I find in the management of my music school in London is to make my students’ parents understand how important it is to support children in their musical development without rushing, respecting their natural learning time.
Parents are fundamental during children development so it’s really important to have them on board during the sessions, enjoying the music activities as much as their children. They are their children’s reference so everything they do is an example for their children.
We can say that music moves the child even before the child knows it. Children move unconsciously, in a space that is specially created for their freedom to experiment.
In a non-verbal context such as a music lesson that follows the Gordon’s MLT principles, body language becomes very important. Every glance, small movement or smile becomes a way of communicating with the children.
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