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What is the most powerful thing to teach all children?

The most powerful thing to teach all children

We parents care deeply about giving our children the best chances possible.  But we share similar fears:  What if they get in with the wrong crowd?  What if they are not as resilient as we wish?  What if they lose their confidence and their way?

As long as our kids are self empowered, find their purpose, voice and happiness, we have done our jobs as parents.

In the future, when artificial intelligence and robots eliminate many current jobs, what skills are ones machines cannot replace?

I believe it’s creativity combined with curiosity and passion that make us undeniably human.  It’s the unexpected spark of joy that comes when combining disparate unrelated ideas to make something new and familiar at the same time that helps solve a problem.

Learning to make music activates creativity, curiosity and passion.  It also teaches skills that directly transform the lives of our children.   The skills of focus, practice, listening, harmonization, perseverance, public performance and so many more all are activated by music.  Music lessons are an excellent path for personal development.

Here’s a manifesto for our new world.

We Believe in Music

We are resonance souls,

all made of sound

Each a string on a splendid harp

Echoing one great song

We find our voice

A song which we alone were born to sing

To warm hearts and light the path

Of all our true selves

– A manifesto for parents, teachers and Musicolor teachers everywhere.

 

By Andrew Ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Andrew helps children, parents and educators with the Musicolor Method, an innovative music curriculum suitable for all children even those who are preliterate or have special needs. His previous bookThe Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun is rated 5 stars at Amazon. Andrew is also known as one of the first VJ's at MTV Asia and co-founder of the first digital marketing agency in Asia. He holds a Bachelors of Music from NYU where he was a Scholar in Education.

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