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6 year child .Loves music
Learning piano from last 8 months
practices daily1-2 hours and many times more.Weekly 4 half hour classes.
learning violin from 2 months
learning drums from 4 months Weekly once
learning regional language singing -weekly 3 classes

He enjoys all the classes and do not want to cancel any.All teachers praises my son and tell us he is having rare talent and interest for his age.He listens to classical piano songs for hours each day.Teachers confirmed he has perfect pitch
Or near perfect pitch

I am not sure I am thinking too much,
Can some one share tips on how to raise a musically inclined child.
He likes music than his kindergarten online school.
I am trying if there is a full time music school with part time study.?.Looks like none.

what are your suggestions or thoughts on our approach

appreciate your help

sorry if it is wrong forum to post.Let me know or move the post.

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Hi Venk!

I am not a piano teacher - but I am a child psychologist.

Originally Posted by venk
He enjoys all the classes and do not want to cancel any. [...] What are your suggestions or thoughts on our approach

It seems to me that you are doing a great job. You provide him with the music lessons that his heart desires, and from what I understand from your post, he is doing fine. So just go on!
At his music school, are there other kids who also are very much into music? In that case, it would be good if maybe you could arrange that he can play together with other kids every once in a while, and discover how fulfilling it is to create music together. In this way, he'll enjoy the company and develop his social skills as well.


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If you can, take him to local concerts- either orchestra or chamber music. ...or a good jazz musician
Just let him spread his wings! You’re doing great 😺

I do agree with the socialization with other students who are really interested in music. When music is your passion as a kid, it is easy to become reclusive in your own musical world and can tend to make you awkward in social settings

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As parent, my concern maybe this kid is spending too much time for indoor activities.
Remember, the health is the base for any activity.
I would expect that this kid can do much more outdoor activities and sportive activities.


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Originally Posted by zonzi
As parent, my concern maybe this kid is spending too much time for indoor activities.
Remember, the health is the base for any activity.
I would expect that this kid can do much more outdoor activities and sportive activities.


I was not as talented as this kid, but I was as passionate as a child. You can make music the center of your childhood life, and still romp with the dog in the backyard or explore the forest... but you can’t just demand ‘sports’ or a certain percentage of outdoor time. Forcing doesn’t work, anymore than it usually works to force a child into music because ‘it is good for you’.


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Originally Posted by zonzi
As parent, my concern maybe this kid is spending too much time for indoor activities.
Remember, the health is the base for any activity.
I would expect that this kid can do much more outdoor activities and sportive activities.


I was not as talented as this kid, but I was as passionate as a child. You can make music the center of your childhood life, and still romp with the dog in the backyard or explore the forest... but you can’t just demand ‘sports’ or a certain percentage of outdoor time. Forcing doesn’t work, anymore than it usually works to force a child into music because ‘it is good for you’.

you can just make some basic calculations about how much time he is spending outside. The parents responsibility is really to ensure min1h-2h outside activity per day.
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practices daily1-2 hours and many times more.Weekly 4 half hour classes.
learning violin from 2 months
learning drums from 4 months Weekly once
learning regional language singing -weekly 3 classes


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Thank you for responses.Kid do biking, soccer from last 3 years and almost every day whether permits 2-3 hours play outside or inside with friends
Please note all classes are 30 min and in-person classes are only few a week rest or all online

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Thank you .He has couple of friends who are getting trained in music but thank you for pointing out will try to get more play dates with them.One thing to point our here is if kid is singing or playing or talking for example about Hungarian rhapsody or Beethoven /Mozart sonatas or about musical periods other kids not interested that much or even discourages to open conversation :),so he tries to adjust according to other kid interests as much as he can but still talks a lot about music or music history.

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Originally Posted by venk
Thank you for responses.Kid do biking, soccer from last 3 years and almost every day whether permits 2-3 hours play outside or inside with friends
Please note all classes are 30 min and in-person classes are only few a week rest or all online
That’s cool, when i was a kid, i cannot even manage to practice piano for 1h per day...
I thought I was practice too much and no one can practice longer than me......
We had less than 1 h school homework / week


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The rubbers going to hit the road pretty soon with all those lessons once you get to the point where you’re going to have to bump up from 30 minute lessons to 1 hour lessons and the better your kid gets at any one of them, the sooner that’s going to happen. My son started piano lessons a couple of months before he turned 6 and moved up from 30 minute lessons to 1 hour lessons within 6 months. The better they get, the more there is to cover. His lesson yesterday ran almost an hour and a half!

With that said, if the kid loves music, keep giving them all they want. The trick is to give them all they want without giving them TOO much, at least that’s what my son’s teacher says.


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