Parent Conversation Guides

Music Within Reach

Music Within Reach

Don’t pass up opportunities to stroll through country fairs or linger with street performers. Get your child in the habit of lingering and giving the players a chance to be really heard.

Physical proximity to the fiddle or bagpipes or drums or – whatever – can work a little magic. The connection among child, performer and instrument can be palpable. Make a personal connection, even if it’s a head nod and thanks. Encourage your child to look the player in the eyes to say thank you.

As you move on, discuss how grateful you feel.