I didn’t realize it would be this difficult.
I recently began searching for a new piano teacher for our daughters. Sadly for us, the one who has given them such a wonderful start in learning to play is relocating to another part of the country.
As I seek just the right person to fill this position, I am praying for wisdom. My husband and I strongly desire that our girls develop this talent and use it for the Lord – in ministry; as a vocation if they wish; and simply for their own enjoyment.
Recently, I heard a speaker share a story in which he told his child the following: “Don’t just play the notes; make music.” What an inspiring thought – to let the music flow from inside of you and unleash itself on the keys.
Through the cd’s played in our home to the music coming from the radio, I want our children to develop a taste for good, wholesome, appropriate music that encourages and uplifts. From hymns to classical tunes to carefully selected traditional song forms, I want them to enjoy a variety of music. This involves teaching them about rhythms and beats as well as giving attention to the words, so that they might, as they grow, learn to select what is best.
With all of this to consider, finding just the right piano teacher to help me guide them becomes quite important.
How do you teach your children about music? Please share any resources you have for finding excellent music to play in your home.