Possessing these qualities probably indicate a strong musical intelligence with your child.
There is something other worldly about music that enriches one's spirit, and I have always appreciated these artists and their musical gifts. As a teacher, I was fortunate to teach one of them named Phillip Gabriel Garcia who is with the El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. I asked Maestro to share some of his thoughts about musical intelligence.
Photo of Maestro Phillip Gabriel Garcia used with permission.
"Music is all around us. It binds us. It creates us."
-Maestro Phillip Gabriel Garcia
"In music education the first instrument we learn is our own voice.| He added that usually, if a student can sing the melody and/or count the rhythm out loud, that student will be able to play it on the instrument.
When Phillip was growing up, he learned the piano first. He explained that this practice enables a student to grasp a wide knowledge about music and how it is assembled.
"Music is like math. It's organized and logical," he said.
He further stated that once theory is learned, music can be used as a powerful tool for peace, education, and expression.
"I started off with classical music and over my 20 years with el paso youth I have discovered all genres of music are good for teaching."
And the Maestro personally recommends
If your child is studying an instrument, here is a link about appropriate practice time.
Remember when you learned your ABC's with the ABC song? That's musical intelligence. Children are very in tune with rhythm and a cute, catchy tune goes a long way to learning material that may otherwise seem unimportant.
Below is a hilarious example of setting random material to song to help you memorize. Humor also helps people learn by getting those endorphins working in our brains.