Butterflies... trees... wind... ladybugs and frogs... The combination of these can make a pretty terrific story. Today was my first opportunity to introduce parents to the Play A Story program designed for 4 to 6 year olds. What a treat it was!
To give the parents a taste of what their children would experience, we explored our musicality through improvisation and play. My favorite part of this introductory session was having a parent at the piano expressing herself through the piano while I read a story about the zephyr wind and its movement through the forest. This parent had never had piano lessons before. She placed her hands on the keys and let the story move her all over the notes. And it sounded so lovely! When the story ended, she gently took her hands off the keys and with a big smile on her face said, "That was amazing!"
Music and story allow our focus to rest on a single moment in time. Now. And the feeling that comes from creating in the moment is like none other. Bravo parents!
The Play A Story classes will begin the first week of October!
Are there any 4 to 6 year olds in your world who would love to learn how to express themselves through music?
Check out: http://www.simplymusic.com/PlayaStory to find a teacher in your area! and
http://www.rhythmnyou.com to learn more about my studio!