• Why do kids love such terrible music?

    Why do kids love such terrible music?

    ...and why music is good for their development. My son has a playlist of favourite tunes. They have a common theme: songs that are either annoying at once, or that very quickly become annoying. Two particular favourites are Baby Shark and Old MacDonald .  It's not just Gabriel - 5.1bn viewers have 'enjoyed' Baby Shark on YouTube. Why do so many children like such...
  • What's the right age to start music lessons?

    What's the right age to start music lessons?

    What's the right age to start music lessons? The most important thing to bear in mind is not to start too early, nor too late. The sweet spot for a child learning a musical instrument and to read music is between 5 and 9. But that doesn't mean that learning and enjoying music shouldn't start earlier.  All children enjoy music. And all children benefit...
  • What is the best way to learn music?

    What is the best way to learn music?

    How should beginners to music theory start learning? There isn't any one right way to learn music. But we would always advise you to start at the beginning! And start at the right time. The best age for a child to begin learning music is between the ages of 5 and 9, but starting earlier can be even better. With Soundbops, you can start...
  • 8 ideas to teach music at home

    8 ideas to teach music at home

    How to make music part of your child's life You don't need to be a musical expert or a teacher to start teaching your children about music at home. You don't even need to spend a fortune. You can easily use some of these ideas, and make your own instruments, or buy inexpensive toy instruments. With Soundbops, you get a complete series of lessons...
  • What IS perfect pitch?

    What IS perfect pitch?

    Perfect Pitch, more properly known as Absolute Pitch, is the ability to identify a note just by hearing it. Relative pitch, the skill of recognising one note in relation to another, is very common, but absolute pitch is only found in one in 10,000 people.  People with absolute pitch can name a note instantly, the same way most people can name a colour. Mozart...
  • How can I tell when my child is ready for an instrument?

    How can I tell when my child is ready for an instrument?

    Is it ever ‘too soon’ for a child to start learning a musical instrument? You’ll know from reading our previous blog posts that learning music from an early age can have a profound effect on a child’s development across the board. So, is it ever too soon for a child to learn a musical instrument? In short, yes. Most musical instruments require strong fine...
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