Tag Archives: piano

Nudging the little geek …

Should a parent ever force music lessons on a child?

If force means being a pushy stage-mom or stage-dad — especially to the point of making a child continue lessons long after it’s clear that the kid has no Continue reading

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Classical music — a blessing in childhood and beyond

“How can you listen to such exacting music?”

My big brother, 6 years my senior, once asked me this when he and I were still in school. As far back as I remember, our parents played classical music on radio and recordings. They didn’t ram it down our throats. They just happened to like it. So did I. For me, hearing it was a normal part of life — like walking and breathing — not strange or exacting. Continue reading