Music is therapeutic, music is divine, music takes you with it, to another world where it can make you smile, laugh, cry, dance, and move. My husband just teased me this morning about my vocal skills, but thanks to my parents I have been closely associated with music in one way or the othersince I was a young girl. I played flute in my school band throughout my middle and high school. Music triggers a different chord in me. Another instrument I played as a child was Casio Keyboard. We were four siblings, and we shared one keyboard. My mother had allotted 30 minutes a day to each of us with the keyboard. I’d patiently wait for my turn and practice whatever little I knew. Even today when I see a keyboard, my fingers irk to play – “sa re ga ma pa”, “zindagi ek safar hai Suhana”, “Kaho na pyaar hai” and “happy birthday to you”
My son has expressed a notable inclination towards music since he was young. When he was only a few months old, he would respond to devotional songs I heard during my pregnancy. Since the age of one, he had more drums, dhol, tablas and a mouth organ than other toys. At that age, I bought him a casio keyboard.
So when I bought a Casio for my son, in order to make playing with it more meaningful I learnt how to play a few rhymes through YouTube.
Incase you are wondering if there is an age to introduce an instrument to a child, I believe the earlier the better. Think about it this way – a child who learns a second language at a younger age often becomes more fluent at it than the one who starts later, can’t we apply the same logic to early music lessons?
And so as we rack our brains about how can we make the summer vacations more fun and productive for our children, getting them a Casio Mini Keyboard is a viable choice.
Here’s how I think learning to play a keyboard will do real good to our kids :
Playing a keyboard needs precision, concentration and focus. When you play the key board your hand, eyes and brains work in perfect synchrony. When you expose a child to it, you grant him an opportunity to develop in more than one way.
Builds self esteem
I boast with pride that I can play a few tunes on the keyboard. When you hand over a keyboard to a child he can be a little overwhelmed with how to play it. But as he graduates to leaning a few notes, his attitude changes. They get more and more confident as they learn more. One of the other perks is that they gain popularity among peer groups.
Music is a great tool for exploration. A child is encouraged to create his own tunes. They first learn what is taught to them and add their own twist to it. Young kids love to explore the different tones and rhythms that Casio keyboards offer
Physical and mental benefits
Music has a soothing effect on one’s soul. Sitting down and playing the keyboard calms a child down. It eases stress and calms the nerves. I totally rely on music on bad days.
Listening, playing and learning music is beneficial for young growing minds in more than one way. It opens to them a new way of thinking out of the box.
So I urge that this vacation you must get your child a Casio mini keyboard to begin his musical journey, just as we did.
Casio mini Keyboard is a great tool to begin with because it is small, easy to store and easy to understand. It has 44 mini-size keys, 100 built in tones, 50 built in patterns, and 10 songs in the song bank to make the experience fun and interesting.