Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, San Diego
I found this promo video of young students interviewed about playing a musical instrument. Their answers are priceless.
What do you get out of playing an instrument?
One of my favorite answers:
“You feel that you can actually do something that’s worthwhile… that’s interesting.”
That’s a young boy who pushes through the practices and sees the benefit of something beyond himself.
Let’s ask our children: “What do you get out of learning to play the violin?”
Our Suzuki violin students get individual lessons. But wait– there’s more! Experiences together at group rehearsals, service performances, Music Mind Games, Recitals, and play downs. And then there is self-esteem, cooperative teamwork, memorization, problem solving. Click here to see my blog which features 10 life skills children get from music lessons.
Let’s value the benefits of learning to play the violin and remind our children too as we go through the humdrum of each day.
Your child IS doing something very special.