Consider the wonderful first years of life as a time for musical development and musical fun. Please do not get confused between learning music and musical performance. A child’s temperament may dictate whether he or she will want to sing out loud in class. Parental pressure to perform in class might only make the child uncomfortable, and may take away from the relaxed environment in which young children learn best. Children learn through exposure in a fun environment and need the freedom to experiment on their own. Instead of assessing your child’s learning by how he or she “performs” in class, rest assured that if your child enjoys coming to class and enjoys doing the songs and activities with you at home that he or she is learning in as natural a way as possible. Remember, if your child sings at home and not in class - that’s OK!
What’s the point of coming to class if my child is too shy to sing in class?