Monday, May 4, 2015

Programs with Children in Mind

It is no secret that Jesus enjoyed the children and made it clear that there were to be protected.  By reading about what he said about children, it is clear that he spent time with them, even though there are no accounts of the his activity with them.

However, they had a special place in his heart, because he says, “And who shall receive on such little child in my name receiveth me.  But, whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it would better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he would he were drowned in the depth of the sea,”  Matthew 18:5, 6.

No doubt, anyone who has a close relationship with Jesus would feel the same about children.  It is the ones who intend to do children harm that we have to be on guard for the sake of little children.  Jesus warned about them in these verses, also.

Children are too young and powerless to defend themselves against those who intend to do them harm.  Anyone who cares for them should do so with the utmost care and concern for them.  We read daily about countless numbers of individuals who abuse and neglect children.  Some go to jail for it and some go unnoticed. 

It is for this reason that I have carefully planned the programs for the RI Kids Create Music School so that children have activities that they can enjoy and that will enrich them for their future pursuits in college and for future employment.

For parents who would like to involve their children in music, it is advisable that they learn at an early age, six years old, if possible.  It takes many years to master a musical instrument and it takes careful sustained practice for the talent to develop.  Children have to be engaged in regular practice.

The should begin by learning how to care for a piano and then learning how to position the hands and strengthen the fingers in order to play the piano well.  When there is an interruption in the learning process, the child must revert back to previous  lessons and exercises in order to "catch up."  Things happen, and life gets in the way, but parents should be aware of the consequences when the child falls behind.  For, time does not wait for anyone.

Music, in particular, piano lessons, have been known to discipline children, and children who are disciplined are more willing to listen to and obey authority figures.   They have a better work ethic and take their commitments more responsibly. 

We, at the RI Kids Create Music  School are looking forward to working with your children.

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