Apps running on powerful smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we live and provide a different way to learn about music.
We need a different way to learn about music
Why? Simple. Every child is different.
Traditional music lessons have been the same for centuries. Parents bring their child to a music teacher and practice lessons from music books. Every child gets to play and learn from basically the same books and many get bored and quit. That cycle repeats every year and the blame is usually on the student. Some parents try a different teacher which is a good idea and sometimes even produces the results they expect.
But what does it really mean if a child quits music lessons? Well, it could mean a lot. In my experience, the students don’t find classical training exciting enough to spend two or more hours every day playing the piano. And who can blame them? After all, they won’t grow up to play Mozart or Bach for a living and only a small fraction finishes the program and do I dare to say it, become music teachers. And so the cycle repeats. Music teachers teaching what they learned to a new generation of children who rather play games than practice every day.
Quitting music lessons can be a good thing
It never failed to amaze me when new piano students started their lessons with me based on some recommendation from someone who wanted to be helpful and pointed towards an alternative.
Teaching music is easy because every child is already musical. Every child has music built in and it is the job of the music teacher to find what is there and begin to build it.
Little Composers has been a long time in the making and it is only now that electronic devices that connect to the internet make it possible to learn what we want to learn.
Think about it. The internet is there 24/7 and you chose what you want to see. Do you want to kill time or do you want to satisfy your curiosity and actually learn something?
Online learning mostly provides different ways to learn about music
I love online learning and admire the young generation because they have some much in front of them.
The song “What a Wonderful World” says it best:
I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow.
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know.
2015 and beyond is the age of learning but not just learning as we “had to” learn. No, this time, it is learning what we want to learn.
If you have a child which is creative and love music then visit Little Composers and experience a radically different way to learn about music
Gone are the days of printed music books. Little Composers starts even young children by letting them compose their own music right from day one.
It’s hard to describe what happens when a young brilliant mind begins their musical journey with PRE PiANO, an app especially made for children who are not yet at the reading stage and moms who never had any music lessons.