As a family, some of our most joyous times are when we are making music to-gether. We play piano, violins, violas, cello, base, harp, flute, and clarinet. Music can truly be a blessing to a family. We highly recommend children being taught to play instruments. Playing an instrument is a wonderful way to praise God. Also, classical music has beneficial brain organizing and strengthening attributes. We encourage even very young children to learn an instrument (our 2 year olds have loved playing violin and piano.) The teaching of music should be approached as the teaching of any language, in a relaxed natural immersion type atmosphere. There are ways to help students learn music without making it a rigorous “chore” but instead making it a very positive experience.