For many of us, music education starts early. Mastering an instrument takes commitment and, above all, time. That's why we encourage our children to try learning from a young age. Naturally, that requires teaching materials designed for kids, which you'll find in the selection of Hal Leonard Music Education for Children. Created to make learning music an accessible and fun activity, these songbooks and resources can lay the groundwork for a rewarding musical career for any child. Songbooks, in particular, are essential to learning, since they provide the actual music that students will play. Those made expressly for children will be packed with classic songs that are easy enough to take them through their first steps with a new instrument. You can find music tailored to any child's taste with various themes, as well as some instrument-specific songbooks that are fine-tuned to build skills necessary for more advanced stages of guitar, piano, drums and more.
Hal Leonard also makes useful accessories to help parents and educators teach concepts to children. Some of the most basic (yet something that no theory lesson should be without) are blank music charts. These come in individual, erasable board as well as oversized flip-chart varieties for individual students or entire classes. With these charts, children and their instructors can practice writing and rewriting musical notation by hand.
Holding a child's attention can be a big challenge, but actually listening to and playing along with music makes it a much easier task. Hal Leonard's great lineup of music education CDs for children will be a great help with this, from "Get Up and Dance" for getting kids motivated to "The Great Composers and Their Music" for a child-oriented introduction to the classics.
The simple truth of music education is that very young students need materials developed especially for them in order to hold their attention. This is where Hal Leonard music education for children comes in, offering a range of excellent songbooks, CDs and resources aimed at starting their musical journey on the right foot.