How To Teach Classical Music To Kids

We should stop teaching kids that Classical music is boring.

Exposure to classical music shouldn’t be doled out in strictly educational, “eat-your-broccoli-because-it’s-good-for-you” doses. It can and should be part of the larger flow of life. In my own house, last evening’s play list included some of John Coltrane’s Impulse sessions, Stravinsky’s Wind Symphony, the Kronos Quartet’s “Caravan” recording and the Yo Gabba Gabba album “Music Is Awesome.” (Yes, it is!)

I don’t think I knew I enjoyed any classical music until I went to college and had to perform it.