Have you ever stood in front of a room full of very young children, wondering how on earth to engage them with your instrument? Well, help is here!!
Paul Silver, violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, works with pre-school children at the Cyert Center for Early Education in Pittsburgh. Paul offers tips and suggestions for how to prepare a session for very young children. He lists some of the tunes he has found to be effective, describes some of the interactive techniques he uses (such as call-and-response), and even includes examples of some of his interactive tools (thanks to Ron Krentzman, Harford Symphony’s librarian, for setting these examples). After reading Paul’s article, you’ll feel much better prepared, and hopefully more comfortable, when performing for young kids.Read More