Robert Estrin - piano expert

Should You Learn To Play Music With Your Kids?

If your kids play an instrument, this video is for you.

In this video, Robert answers a question many parents of children learning music might have: Should parents learn music along with their children?

Released on May 6, 2015

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Video Transcription

Hi and welcome. I'm Robert Estrin here at and The question for today that comes from a viewer is, "Should parents learn music along with their children?"

Well you know, I grew up in a household where both of my parents were not only musicians but teachers. So for me, it seems natural enough that it was a very positive environment for me. What about if you're a family and you want music for your children, but you've had virtually no exposure to music or maybe a tiny amount as a young child and regret that you didn't do more with it, so you want to pass this on to your kids but you don't have much to share personally? Well, for very young children, it's really helpful to be able to practice with them. And if you don't even know anything about music, how can you possibly be effective? So the answer, the short answer to this is yeah, it's great if you can actually at least stay a lesson ahead or concurrent with your kids in those very early stages helping them to learn to read notes and rhythms and things like that. It's going to be very beneficial. Plus, if you're doing something with music, your children will see you and want to emulate that. So it could be very beneficial.

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