Friday, March 27, 2015

Helping Children Appreciate Classical Music

Classical music with its beautiful melodies and enchanting stories is a perfect match for young ears and eyes. Take for instance, Tchaickovski's Nutcracker, and Mendelsshon's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and . . .

Well, here is a perfect way to introduce young people to classical music: flash mobs! See what I mean by clicking on these two classics, Bethooven's Ode to Joy and Ravel's Bolero.

Yet, what better way for children to appreciate classical music than by watching and hearing children playing Pachelbel's Cannon in D in their own flash mob. (You might have to rotate your laptop to enjoy this particular video, but it is worth it.)