June 14

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Turn On Some Music

Me: So, what's a song you'd like to learn?

Student: I don't know.

Me: That's okay. What are you listening to these days? Artists, songs?

Student: I don't really listen to music.

Me: Well, what's playing around the house?

Student: We don't really play music at our house.

It's a surprisingly common conversation these days. Maybe it's the internet. Maybe Spotify has made music so on-demand, we take it for granted.

But I never thought I'd see the day kids say, "I don't listen to music."

The good news is, there's a simple solution. Turn on some music.

In the house. In the car. On the way to school or work. On the way home from school or work. In the shower. While you're doing chores.

There's no shortage of places you can bathe yourself and your family in those sweet sounds.

Bonus points if you can figure out which music you love and which music you hate. Extra bonus points if you can explain why.

A love of music can begin with a simple on/off switch.

  • I always told my son as I was driving him from school to activity that the driver controls the music. That was all well & good until he turned 16 & got his permit!!!! But I sucked it up and listened to “his” music!!

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    About Jonathan Roberts

    I am the founder and director of the South Shore Piano School, and I have been teaching the piano for nearly 20 years. My work centers around bringing music to the lives of kids, parents, and adults in an enriching, meaningful way. At the South Shore Piano School, my incredible colleagues and I accomplish this through skill-based teaching, community, and an innovative, people-first business model. You can read more about me here.


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  • I always told my son as I was driving him from school to activity that the driver controls the music. That was all well & good until he turned 16 & got his permit!!!! But I sucked it up and listened to “his” music!!

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