It is very important that parents be informed on the matters that involve the education of their children. We've collected a number of resources to guide parents from early stage development through their career paths.
Parents should also understand the value of their involvement. Parents and their children are the consumers of education. A well informed parent will not only benefit their own household but potentially the entire community at large.
Early Stage Development (K-12)
Identify and Qualify
The journey of music can be started at virtually any point. However, the perspective of creating opportunity for academic development towards higher education can only occur in the elementary and high school age level.
Kids can develop musical ability, even to a very high level, without necessarily being talented.
The kids with natural skill will have an easier time learning new instruments or technologies while others may require basic lessons.
One thing we strongly advocate for is introducing students to the simplicity of modern recording. This basic skills, although technical, will empower a persons creative and career opportunity.
Before or after introducing a child to an instrument, explore a list of musical applications for children.
Using Playful Technologies
With the growth of technology, making music no longer has the sole requirement to "play" an instrument, rather the editing and digital composition abilities that promote equal skillsets.
Software or hardware tools that can immerse a child into the music can promote rhythmic and harmonic connection with imagination. Children are savy with mobile devices & tablets.
Explore a list of musical applications for children.
For this age group, many parents will have their kids enrolled in local public or private schools. These programs should offer basic music courses to expose students to potential talents or interests.
At the local private or public school level, parents can make a tremendous impact. Parents and their children are the consumers of education. Music education already meets the core standards required. The amount of music education at a school is dependant on the administrations and parents of these schools.
As highlighted, it is very important that parents be informed on the matters that involve the education of their children. Guiding a child's academic direction is the highlight of parental involvement. Decisions will not only impact their learning environment, but the post academic opportunities or even burdens!
When it comes to higher education there are a few options:
- College or University with a related degree.
- A school focused on audio or music education.
- Online Schools or Courses
A breakdown of these options is coming soon!
Never stop learning! With the accessibility of content all over the web, there is no reason not to stay on the cutting edge. Online schools offer a great delivery but even a curated youtube playlist could suffice for an adequate course to propel ones career.