It invariably leads to fabulous games of imagination where they set up a house, an office or in this case, an orchestra.
|Making music is a very serious thing!|
He plays clarinet and piano, his dad and a niece play violin, his mum plays piano, another niece plays flute and one nephew plays trumpet while two others play saxophone.
Me, well I am pretty good on maracas...
The girls have been learning piano, but just casually with their dad, as a family friend who is a music teacher (and who recently wrote an opera score - I mean really!) advises for the best results and longevity of playing an instrument, it is best to delay starting until at least seven years of age, preferably eight.
|The instrument of choice for the four-year-old is always triangle|
It should be noted they were all using different sheet music! And barely a sound note was played, but they had a lovely time.
|Recorder is apparently another good starting place for learning an instrument|
They happily played their 'music' for a good 45 minutes.
Yep, lucky us, 45 minutes of screeching recorder sounds and triangle bagning...
|Hmmm - look at the finger placement - no wonder there was screeching!|
This reminds them that it is possible to make their own fun.
What do your kids like to play when they are left to their own devices??