As I start to think about the activities to put Ella into now that she’s 4yrs old, I try to balance my desire to have a “well rounded” child vs. over programming her . Music lessons is something I’ve always wanted to expose her to. Of course in the back of my mind, there is always the concept of “music makes you smarter” that you hear about so I figure it couldn’t hurt. At the very least even if it didn’t have a direct effect to her doing any better in school, she’d gain a new skill, learn to play some music for herself and others, and at least teach her how to focus on something other than the iPad!
I am surrounded by over a hundred musicians and teachers all the time so here is what I found.