Music Listening Plan
During the first few years of life, it is more effective for a child to hear a small number of musical recordings repeated frequently than to hear a large number of recordings repeated less frequently. By letting your child listen to one short piece of music many times, s/he will be able to internalize the subtle nuances of that piece and thoroughly absorb the musical language. The following is one example of an effective music listening plan:
"Music is what language would love to be if it could"
- John O'Donohue
Continue this pattern. Add a new piece about every three months. Listen to and interact creatively with the most recent three pieces often while maintaining familiarity with the older pieces. In this way, your child will develop a deep level of musical sensitivity.
Recommended violin recordings: Any of the Suzuki Violin recordings and any recording by Midori, Anne-Sophie Mutter, or Maxim Vengerov
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