WHAT ABOUT READING?
The child's ability to read is NOT required for ANY of our pre-school music programs, but some reading is required for the kindergarten level books. If your child is behind in reading, we can simply start her/him using the pre-reading books that we use for pre-schoolers. If your child is ahead in reading, we might suggest more advanced books.
Since these wonderful teaching materials are designed for young children, they move slowly and systematically, only introducing reading elements as they expect the child's normal reading level to advance. Usually after the first year of lessons, the student's reading ability has advanced well enough for all the teaching materials we use.
BARE MINIMUM: All children taking private music lessons must know their numbers and letters (to read and write).