Since The Kids were born, we’ve incorporated music into their life. Or maybe it’s the other way around. I remember the first time that Max heard marimba music. He danced himself right out of his high chair. He was 10 months old.
We have a lot of musical instruments; electric piano, child guitar, maracas, tambourine, drums, recorders, and some that I don’t even know the names of. The Kids are still young so as long as they’re enjoying their musical time then I’m happy. The only problem is that Max has started to ask me how to play these instruments that I don’t even know the name of. So, I went in search of the Pros.
I was pleased to find Kevin and his company, Rock My House Music Centre are located in Kemptville. They offer a fully equipped rehearsal studio, music store and school of music with lessons in drums, vocals, guitar, bass and piano. They also offer a twice weekly kids program which sounded like it was made for us.
The program is intended for kids aged 2-5 years old and the class costs $5 per child. This includes a 30-minute structured program by Kevin with free play time afterwards. I love that it’s a pay as you go system so that I can just show up one day a month or twice a week.
Flexibility encourages Creative Learning
Upon arrival, each of the kids received a name tag so that Kevin can call them by name. The two times we’ve been in attendance there were six kids so it can get pretty busy. Each class, he teaches the kids how to hold and play an instrument, for example the Rhythm Sticks. Then he goes around the circle and has the kids come up with other ways to make sounds with it. The Kids enjoyed leading the group and I liked that they had to try and imitate others.
Even though Kevin doesn’t have any kids of his own, you wouldn’t know it. He sits on the floor with them, sings, waits patiently for their responses and even jumps around. He knows all the words to the kid-friendly songs and it’s obvious that he has a real ability and passion for music.
The first visit, Max just played it cool and took everything in. However, after watching this Vine of Artemis having so much fun, 3,931 times that week, he expressed an interest in participating the next week and he did. He even said that this was his favourite part of the day.
Looking for something for your child to do this summer? Rock My House Music Centre is currently registering for their Summer Program. Give them a call at 613-258-5656 for more details.
If you are interested in introducing your child to music or if they already know that they want to be the next Niccolo Paganini, I would highly recommend that you take them to Rock My House Music Centre. We have added “attending music class” to our weekly calendar.
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