How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Excited About Classical Music

How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Excited About Classical Music
By Richard Perlmutter

Listening to classical music makes kids smarter? True or not, lots of parents say that when their kids are introduced to classical music, they enjoy it just as much as other kinds of music.

You’ve already exposed your children to classical music. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is a Mozart melody and “Brahms Lullaby” is of course by Brahms. Many parents have asked us how to introduce classical music beyond the treasured nursery rhymes. So, here are ten tips for how to make the music of Beethoven, Bach and company not just fun and enjoyable for your kids, but for you too.

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3 Comments on “How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Excited About Classical Music

  1. Enjoyed your post – it’s interesting how you have to approach this differently with each child. I took my daughter to a classical concert at age 4… my son is 5 and I don’t think he’ll be patient enough for another two years yet.

    Keep up the great writing!

    American Composer Ralph Kendrick

  2. Well said operaprince. That was indeed the case with me :)
    I adopted a certain methods (not with kids in mind, but I suppose it will work for everyone.) I’ve only just begun. What I did was collect a few pieces that people have often seen in different contexts like commercials, films and such. I have seen people humming those tunes not knowing what they were on one side and mocking classical music on the other!
    As I reason it, this will probably show them that given in a different background, classical music will appeal to everyone; and then I suppose they will just start learning to appreciate it.
    If you are interested, you can take a look at my (short) list and even help me out by adding to it on this blog post: http://vhbelvadi.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/classical-music-you-never-knew-you-had-listened-to/

  3. kids that are introduced to classical music early, may not appreciate it at the time, but certainly on some level it will remain with them through out life, and they will be appreciators :)

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