As the city celebrates its Year of Chicago Music, it just might be the perfect time to fuel an interest in music in your own house.
These days, families don’t have to wait until their kids reach a certain grade in school in order to join band, orchestra or choir. There are plenty of options throughout Chicagoland to get kids started right away, including at the Merit School of Music in the West Loop.
The first step is talking to your kids to gauge their interest in music, says Kurtis Gildow, dean and vice president for Educational Affairs at Merit.
“Starting from a place of knowing what your student is interested in and what’s appropriate for their age level, how they can be successful, those are all important things to consider when starting studies,” he advises.
Read the full Chicago Parent article to better understand the importance of music lessons during the summer.« Back to News