Spontaneous Flow Flows Over
May 23, 2011 | Blogging |
My 5 year old composed this piece on an old secondhand yamaha keyboard tonight. He was in the flow twiddling nobs and peddles-I’ve taught him nothing except that I often sing and sometimes dance. I have been getting lots of ukelele concerts lately mostly train shanties if you can envisage that folky mix! I’ve decided not to gift him official music lessons. I’ve decided that he will just follow the sounds. I’ve just got to provide the mix of instruments, a plectrum and a tuner. I can help with tuning and basic cords on ukele or guitar when we get one.
The main thing is to get out of his way to give him a variety of experiences, expose him to others music and he will tell me who he wants to learn from and when. It’s very exciting letting him lead. It’s a real trust number!
And one that I want to carry over into other areas of parenting.
If I can get out of my students way and let them lead and trust them to find their flow how would that look?