Creating Musical Immersion
Before a child begins to speak, s/he has spent thousands of hours immersed in the language. In the TCSA, we apply this same principle to learning the musical language. If you have a child pre-birth through three years old and wish to give your child the gift of musical fluency, you can start now by creating an environment of musical immersion. Consider incorporating these three elements into your household routine: an intentional music listening plan, music lesson observations, and concert attendance.
"Man is the product of his environment."
- Shinichi Suzuki
Music Listening Plan
Watching other children play an instrument gives real-life significance to the music listening plan and it plants the seed of desire to join in and learn. You’re welcome to observe violin lessons at the Twin Cities String Academy. Contact director, Jonathan Reaoch, at
612-481-0534 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Take advantage of the great family concerts offered by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Your genuine enjoyment of classical music makes a powerful impact on your child.
And, of course, you're welcome to attend Twin Cities String Academy recitals and concerts!
By creating this kind of musical immersion (music listening plan, lesson observations, and concert attendance), you are giving your child a wonderful gift. Your child will have well-developed musical sensitivity and plenty of motivation to learn when the time comes to begin formal violin training.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
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