Should Your Child Play a Musical Instrument?

Should Your Child Play a Musical Instrument?
My parents put both me and my sister in piano lessons as a kid. My sister was a natural; she played beautifully and it came easily to her. I, on the other hand, was definitely not a natural. My parents insisted I practice every day for 30 minutes, which I hated and did not seem to help me improve.  Day after day, they patiently listened to my terrible playing without complaint. For five years they encouraged me to continue saying I would thank them someday...

Why Teach Kids Through Song?

An excellent way to teach kids is through song. Music is an effective, almost magical medium for learning. Words paired with music are easier to retain than simply listening to someone talk. How many of you still remember how you learned the "ABC's"? I don't know about you, but the "ABC" song is still with me as an adult. I can still sing every word. Catchy tunes with clever lyrics are brilliant when it comes to helping kids with discipline, social skil