Guitar Lessons For Kids – The Childbloom Difference
Music Education That Can Change Your Child’s Life.
The Childbloom Guitar program is a comprehensive musical education program for children between the ages of 5 and up. It was developed in 1980 by Kevin Taylor, of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Because the Childbloom Guitar Method works so well with kids it is currently is in demand and used by music educators throughout the nation. If your child is bitten by the guitar bug, Childbloom Guitar can open the door to the world of music for a lifetime! For a location near you, click here.
A Successful Approach To Children’s
Guitar Lessons – A Classic Education.
Even the youngest students are able to engage with music quickly and successfully in the Childbloom class. “We want to give the kids a learning victory in the first lesson, ” says Taylor. “They don’t want to wait to play music. Can you blame them?” The skills that are taught are done so in a step-by-step manner. The Childbloom guitar students develop awesome skill as the age-appropriate music becomes more complex.
Solo/Ensemble Skills Right From The Start
Your child can become a well-rounded, literate, musician. The curriculum used in the Childbloom Program is comprised of music arranged in parts; the student not only learns solo playing skills, but ensemble skills as well. The small Childbloom class can accommodate the young child’s attention span and the adolescent’s expanding social horizon. Dr. Hal Grotevant, a child-development scholar (whose son now takes his children to Childbloom) characterized the Childbloom class as “providing individual attention in a low-pressure environment.”
Parents Are Part Of The Process
In the Childbloom Guitar Program, parents are encouraged to attend the lesson with their child. “We have found,” says Taylor, “that the more parents are involved in this process, the faster the student learns, the more the student learns, and the more persistent the student will be. It doesn’t matter if the parent doesn’t play an instrument. Parents make a huge difference.” Parents also receive the Childbloom Monthly Newsletter which provides local events, contests for the kids, and advice to deal with the challenges of practice, motivation and musical growth.
Your Childbloom instructor will seek and encourage performances opportunities for the students. All Childbloom performances are voluntary. Teachers will never force a child to perform. An important element of the Childbloom philosophy is that force is an unnecessary ingredient for artistic endeavor. Child development research tells us that children learn well in the context of play and freedom. These observations constantly challenge the Childbloom instructor to communicate joy and fascination to the student and show that self-discipline arises more easily from freely chosen goals.
A Guitar Teacher You Can Trust
Before certification, all Childbloom Instructors undergo a background check. This is not the case with most other private music teachers, including Suzuki trained teachers. Childbloom instructors are trained systematically and thoroughly. Through in-class experience, training in our unique and careful teaching materials, developmental profiles of our students, practice in group dynamics, and an activity repertoire, our instructors are uniquely prepared to meet your child’s needs. No other music program in the nation provides teacher training in child-development theory. This training helps the Instructor understand the capabilities of your child.
Knowledge Of The Hand
Each instructor is knowledgable regarding the anatomy of the hand. This ensures each teacher will recognize a proper use of hand, and may prevent chronic problems associated with incorrect playing positions that guitarists often experience. And, wow! Will your child be able to play!
A High-Skilled Guitar Technique
Students are taught to use both left and right hands in playing. This maximizes the child’s skill development. Students are also taught to read music! To see the skill of Childbloom students watch some of their videos HERE.
The Best Method Is Not The Most Expensive
The price of Childbloom instruction varies from place to place but is competitive with other music teachers in your area. When you enroll, you’ll receive an initial learning packet that will last your child from two months to a year. This way, the ordinarily high cost of learning materials is substantially reduced. We urge you to compare prices and service with anyone in your area. We think you’ll find that Childbloom is best-suited to bring out the best in your child.
Every few months Childbloom parents of students send us videos of their children playing the guitar to show us (and you) what they they can do. Here is the latest. We hope your child can someday be part of the broadcast.