Perceive: A student’s perception of music can dictate their musical decisions later in life. Kids will eventually become consumers of music and make choices that will affect the musical economy in the future. As an instructor, exposure to a variety of genres of music including multicultural and popular as well as the canon of Western music (classical, folk, etc.)
Create: Creativity thrives in children and can be an expression of emotion or communication. A child can present the most inventive (and often extraordinary) ideas, without even realizing their own accomplishments. Often times though, the sheer accomplishment of creating something individual is enough justification to a child that they are unique and cherished.
Perform: Some students are born to be performers. They may be outgoing (very talkative) and enjoy being the center of attention. In other subjects, this can be a difficult behavior to control, especially when a respectful classroom environment is established. Kids love attention. Performances can construct a common goal for large groups, motivating even the most animated children to be their best.
Calling all students songwriters, musicians and singers! We are looking for submissions to be showcased in our Cleveland County Artists feature: