Recently we launched our Quaver Concerts – perfect opportunities for families with young children to help their little ones experience live music at its very best.
But what are the benefits of music for young children and what should you look out for if you are considering sharing your passion for music with your child?
The environment has to be right
I am sure you’d agree that for children to engage fully and to enjoy an experience the environment has to be suited to them. You don’t want to be worrying about whether they should be sat still, or at risk of getting a little too involved in the performance. We’ve designed our Quaver Concerts to be super family friendly. It’s relaxed and interactive, so your little one can explore music on their terms, which in my experience is the best way for everyone!
Music made for children
Some pieces of music have the power to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, to make you smile and laugh, to make you cry. At our Quaver Concerts we’ve carefully selected the musicians and the pieces which we know will bring music to life for your child. Hopefully we will make everyone smile and laugh. I imagine considering the audience there might be a few tears before lunchtime naps for some of us too!
Music is proven to have an incredible impact in formative years. It helps develop language, literacy and communications skills benefiting them for the whole of their lives. Engaging in music is also proven to have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing too. Experiencing music at an early age is a great way to support your child’s development.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can help your child start their musical journey take a look at our First Steps.