A hugely enjoyable way for young children to learn about music. Following on from our successful Chess for Children, music teacher Becky Rumens-Syratt takes young children (aged 6 to 12) on a journey to understand the basics of music, and then specifically how to start to play some of the key instruments: piano, guitar, and recorder.
With the help of Trudi Treble and Barry Bass, you can teach children the language of music, the clefs, the stave, the notes and rhythm, with great games along the way, such as making your own edible stave and notes with strawberry laces and smarties or M&Ms. It gives detailed advice such as how to hold a recorder properly for very young children to using a chocolatey finger to learn how to blow into the instrument.
It features the same style of illustration as Chess for Children and the same fun elements to make teaching your child about music as enjoyable as it should be.
Becky Rumens-Syratt is an accomplished musician and music teacher, helping children aged 4 to 16 to learn to play music in various primary schools. She is an Arts Developer at the Coventry Performing Art services, and formerly worked for Music for Youth.