Updated: Apr 23, 2018
Today I want to talk about different ways that we can keep children interested in music. Lets face it, nowadays there is a lot of things to compete with for children's attention. I once had someone say to me that one of their children rarely looked away from a screen. If they weren’t looking at the Ipad then it was the laptop, if it wasn’t the laptop it would be the TV. So given that in todays society there are so many distractions for children, how can we keep them focused?
1. Have music playing in the house regularly
By having music regularly playing it creates much more of an inspirational environment overall. One of my earliest musical memories was actually with my Dads music collection. He had R.E.M’s ‘Out Of Time’ on tape and would regularly play it. It’s quite a famous album and I became a massive fan of the single ‘Loosing My Religion’ and whenever I hear it I think back to school runs in the car with that tape playing. I would ask questions about who was singing, what the names of the songs were. Having music constantly around me made me think about music a lot more even before I started playing any instruments. My Dad being quite a big fan of music back in the day would often tell me about the bands that he liked when he was young. This leads me to point two.
2. Share Music Related Stories.
This can be something as simple as ‘me and my friends loved this song when we were younger’. I personally loved hearing about concerts. I’d seen these massive auditoriums filled with people on the TV but to hear about one from someone that was actually there was massive to me. I find myself using my Dad in a lot of examples here but I’ve noticed he was a source of inspiration in this area. He would often tell me about concerts he’d been to s