Is there a perfect age? There is no denying the facts and proven research behind the truths and immense benefits of music lessons for children. You know it, and you probably might have been on Google to find the best music school for children and when is the best time to send your children to attend lessons. In today’s Ask Aureus, we’re answering one of the parents’ biggest question marks – When would be the best age to enrol your child in a music school for children?
Ages 3-4.5 years old
This age group is perfect for our Aureus Academy’s Music Exploration (ME) classes!
Preschoolers will know their name and age as well as the names of some shapes and colours. Children at this stage often recognise melodies of songs before they understand the words. Most music classes for children that are structured to introduce basic musical concepts through fun-filled activities and games will engage them thoroughly.
Aureus Academy’s Music Exploration programme is a roadmap to an enriching musical learning journey for children ages 3-4.5 years old. The objective of the ME programme is to strengthen young children’s musical foundation for learning an instrument. This creative learning platform aims to yield specific music learning outcomes that focus on cultivating hand-eye coordination, concentration, and the ability to match pitch by exploring different areas of music during each session through three phases of learning:
Recognition: To be able to recognise instruments, notes, sounds
Comprehension: To ensure memory, understanding, and retention of musical concepts
Application: To assure mastery of musical concepts through applying what they’ve learned to playing instruments or singing!
Children at this age show increased attention spans, improvements in their memory and fine motor skills, and they are also beginning to receive and listen clearly for instructions. Children at this age show higher levels of interest at completing tasks given to them by teachers and parents.
Over at Aureus Academy, highly qualified, passionate and dedicated full-time teachers to pave the way for the future generations of musicians. Equipped with the most creative and fun ways to engage children during their music lessons, teachers are able to introduce them to essential musical techniques to playing the piano – from good postures, warm up exercises to learning the musical scales. At this age, the learning goals of piano lessons for children will be to attempt short pieces and songs that are familiar to them.
Learning to play the drums might just be the perfect way to refine and develop motor skills for your growing child! Playing drums can be a full-body workout. It requires some arm, core and lower-body strength to begin with, and encourages limb independency. Drumming can actually help kids who have motor skill issues learn to control their movements. Furthermore, Aureus Academy offers rental and free delivery of electronic drum sets for drum students to ensure that the Aureus drum music lessons for children will be a holistic experience, complete with an instrument to practice with at home.
Ukulele lessons are a great start for younger students who would like to pick up playing the guitar, but may not have the physical capacity to do so. The ukulele is a perfect choice of instrument in terms of music lessons for children! Nylon strings make it easy on the fingers for children to play and the size of the ukulele makes it easy for the child to hold, strum and have fun. Children will benefit from hand-eye coordination and will enjoy playing their favourite song!
Ages 6 years old and above
We would highly recommend children of this age range to start picking up the guitar or the piano for beginner students. Children from ages 6 and older can follow more complex directions and use languages to express themselves. Their gross and fine motor skills as well as physical skills are well developed and with practice, it will continue to improve.
Piano lessons at 6 and above move forward into more complex pieces, further allowing the student to learn techniques and theories of music. Practice comes easier for children at this age as they are better able to focus and concentrate during the music lesson. However that being said, piano lessons for children at Aureus for this age still remain fun and engaging, and our teachers will include lots of exciting activities within the lessons!
Learning to play the guitar is easier for children at this age as they focus and understand instructions from their teacher easily. The guitar lessons at Aureus Academy are led by knowledgeable teachers who will bring focus to proper warm up techniques to stretch and strengthen the hands and fingers. This allows students to perform strumming, fingerpicking techniques and to appreciate the theory of music, while enjoying lessons that are interesting and engaging.
Aureus Academy, Singapore’s leading music school for children, has over 15,000 students enrolled between 16 locations. Children and parents love the multitude of instruments offered and lesson rescheduling flexibility offered here at Aureus! What’s more, enticing promotions for all new sign ups at all locations! Call and request to speak with their friendly programme specialists about attending a FREE TRIAL at Aureus Academy today!
Jacklyn is a Copywriter with Aureus Group, and making words flow to the sound of music is just about her thing! She hopes that her writing will be able to influence more people into experiencing the magic that music can bring. When Jacklyn is not crafting quirky and fun paragraphs or one-liners for work, she will be scrolling and swiping around for the next social media trend, singing for her neighbours from her living room, binging on Netflix or deep diving into the world of music and performing arts.