For small hands, the best musical instruments for kids to learn are drums, xylophone, pianos, handbells, etc.
For adults, simple pots and pans, spoons, or carpenter’s saws are just as good as a violin in having a jig.
The question is: who is first and foremost instrumental in providing this innovative music lessons? The parents, family, adults, teachers, of course!
Yesterday, I mentioned that my nephew is a music teacher. He has to go beyond teaching in front of the students by providing a recorded lesson plan.
Watching him perform solo with no audience is so inspiring. And this was his introduction:
Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening, boys and girls.
Welcome to music class, distance learning style.
We miss you all very much.
We wish we could see you in person and experience music together.
It’s so much fun.
But for now, we will be learning music this way.
In a very different way.
But, the cool part is, you get to experience it with your family.
Maybe even alone, which is also just as much fun.
Now, when you listen to music by yourself,
sometimes you hear things that you may not catch when with a group.
Those are the best thing about music.