My children have been introduced to classical music from birth as it was always played for them at rest times. And truth be told they probably heard it in my womb also. Do not be thinking I have Bach's Greatest Hits playing on road trips, this music has purely entered my life as relaxation or sleep assistance. And truth be told it probably achieved this for me in a few school assemblies. I think it is important for children to be exposed to experiences and cultures, in order to educate and allow them to make their own decisions. My aim of taking the children to see the orchestra? An appreciation of music, and an understanding that a double bass will not fit in the back of our car and would be awkward on public transport.
|Learning the basics...|
|First conducted by Maestro....|
|Then conducted by an 8 year old volunteer!|
|Making a quick get away!|
This was a great experience for us, and I have nothing but admiration for these young students dedication, talent and tolerance while the toddlers are plucking their well tuned strings!
|Drum 1, 2, 3, left symbol, right symbol, then repeat 3 times! Pretty good rhythm for a 2 year old.... unfortunately drums do not fit in the boot of my car, and are awkward to carry on public transport!|