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Do you think it’s important for young children to take music lessons?

Response Percent Votes
Yes. It helps nurture their natural love of music.
 
80% 50
No. Kids should be running and playing, not practicing indoors for long hours.
 
9% 6
Maybe. But they’re so expensive that they’re out of reach for our family.
 
9% 6
Total 62

Comments

commonsense 7 years, 8 months ago

A healthy balance people. Do some homework, play outside, practice an instrument, learn a foreign language. 1-2 hours of each per day is insane. The kid will burn out on all four, or just choose one. Use common sense!

domino 7 years, 8 months ago

Balance is very important. I started taking piano lessons at age 6, then went on to play organ, guitar, trumpet and French Horn before I was out of high school. Also played volleyball, basketball and ran track, so feel I was well rounded. Now, pushing 50, I still love to play my piano and sometimes guitar - chopps don't stay in shape to play my horns much! All three of my kids are musically tallented, but only my youngest son wanted to learn to play piano. He was 9 when he started and I was lucky enough to find a lady who gives lessons out of her home - music major who wanted to stay home with her kids while they were little. Having kids of her own, she knew how hard it is to keep them interested. She started out having him practice 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, as a goal. After a certain amount of minutes, he earned a prize - something small like a pack of gum, stickers, pencil. As he got older, her minute requirements increased along with his attention span. He is now a senion in high school and next year plans to major in elementary education and minor in music.

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