Music

9 year old yodeling girl shares her talent

Nine year old Emily Sunshine Hamilton from Madisonville, TN is a viral video sensation for her yodeling capabilities. Surprisingly, she has released two albums already and her band, which consists of her dad, uncle and brother, has already performed on national TV, including NBC’s The Today Show.

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The Benefits of Music Education (PBS)

By Laura Lewis BrownWhether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.

More Than Just Music
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Time to Listen

We all know that music can be an important part of a child’s development.  Parents usually expose their children to music early on through Mommy and me activities, sing a longs, and other interactive activities.  Rarely do parents start off with musical concerts right off the bat.  But when should your child be ready to attend a music event and listen to someone else play while she just sits in an audience?
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Will You Play for Us?

Even adults can still experience a small dose of stage fright now and then when they are invited to perform onstage. So you can probably imagine how your child may feel when his music teacher plans a show that requires all of the students to perform. While this may seem like a good way to showcase the student’s musical talent, it may not be a walk in the park for your child. Is it really necessary for children to perform at such a young age? Is this type of exposure helpful for them in the future?

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Practice Makes Perfect

We’ve all heard it before – practice makes perfect.  But how much practice should a small child have to endure in order to master an instrument?  Perhaps a child does not necessarily have to achieve mastery, but rather just play decently!

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Rock-a-My Baby

During a baby’s first year of life, parents worry just about everything! Has the baby had enough milk?  Does the baby need her diaper changed?  Is the baby sleeping enough?  Add to that all of the studies that new parents read on how to influence their newborn’s intelligence and creativity.  Well, the jury is still out on whether music does in fact make babies smarter.

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Now is the Time

Parents always wonder when exactly their child should begin taking music lessons.  Fortunately, there really is no right or wrong answer!  It simply depends on what your ultimate goal is for your child — experience or mastery?

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