Now, even if not necessarily this awesome choir-who (full disclosure) I’ve done some work for in the past-I certainly recommend choirs as a great activity for your kids, be that priavte, community or school based. We’re very lucky in Ballarat to have quite a few options for little kids who like to sing, but I’m sure there’s some option near you…and if there isn’t you might like to consider making one 🙂
There is nothing greater than seeing the sense of accomplishment from a child when they take that brave step and sing on their own for the very first time! I feel that I’ve been able to mentor and guide someone in the same way someone guided and passed on their enthusiasm to me.
Last term I was able to pull off what I call a “light bulb” moment; that glorious few seconds when a child leaps from “I can’t do this” to “I have done it! And finally sings on their own! It may only be for a few seconds but the courage and emotion that has gone into taking that plunge is enormous. The reason I love teaching is for moments like these! I have been teaching a child who is very shy. She understands all the concepts being taught, but found it difficult to sing and speak in…
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