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Starting age for SM

I'm a new SM teacher and have started one class with two students which is going really well so far. I have run into some people with younger aged kids than what I originally thought was a good age to start teaching. I had always been open to ages 8+. Yet I get a lot of inquiries for kids ages 6-7. I was wondering what you thought on what age is a good starting recommendation for…

Justifying not starting young students

I start students at age 7. Only one younger student who has started has worked out for me. So what do I say to a parent who asks me for a reason why I start at 7? I don't want to be negative. I would say that your choice is to start a little older. Many of us teach younger children but I can understand why you wouldn't. [answer author="Jane…

Early childhood music & movement – Neil Moore

Is there a SM encouraged/endorsed Early Childhood Music & Movement program? If not, what are some favorites as lead-ins to SM? Music Rhapsody is our endorsed program. It beautifully integrates pieces from Simply Music throughout to lead seamlessly to Simply Music. It was designed by Lynn Kleiner and me. I did the Music Rhapsody training and absolutely love it! Top-notch pedagogy, very fun and age-appropriate. When…

Music learning for very young children

A mom asked me how to start her 20-month-old on the path to learning music. Do you have any suggestions for this mom? I can think of some obvious things at the keyboard, with rhythms, listening to music, and children's videos. Thank you for any other ideas you can offer. Without a doubt, have the mom look into Lynn Kleiner's remarkable program, Music Rhapsody. Lynn is a world leader in early childhood…