When Should My Child Start Music Lessons?

As a piano teacher, I am often asked when "the best" time to start music lessons is. While this varies from child to child, I'll be perfectly honest and say that as both a music teacher and a mother -- I'm a fan of beginning lessons at an early age. Musical experiences should start early. Birth to age six is a formative time for all kinds of development -- including musical development. For the lifelong benefits of cognition, higher test scores, enhanced ability to focus and overall … [Read more...]