How Children Can Be Exposed to “Serious Music”

photoWhile children in school aren’t taught anything about serious music, the music world outside of school has been shaken up rigorously, thanks to sites such as Spotify and iTunes among others.

We have reached a point where music to young people is like toothpast – a minor consumable – where apart from music majors and musicians, no one knows who Beethoven is.

It’s hard for some people to imagine that today’s children know nothing about Beethoven, and is, equivalent to cultural bankruptcy.

A large part of this is because of the ignorance that they have towards classical music even if it exists on the aforementioned sites. In fact, what is also obvious is that they hate classical music and make no effort to present it in a way that would please today’s kids.

Whether it is not wanting to keep four movements of a symphony together or even omitting out important details about a performance, these are small ways by which it is being ignored by the next generation.

So, how do we change this? Some experts believe that music-learning packages have to be created independent of sites such as Spotify or iTunes and children should be made to listen even if they contain links to these sites.

Even if their musical tastes might not be the same, this initiative will help them to listen to serious music and where they can at least learn the names of compositions and their corresponding composers.

If that’s not enough, we can also build a marketplace in the cybersphere with all kinds of music from all over the world for people to listen to and learn, if interested.

And this doesn’t take much money but instead just for one to combine good ideas as well as their will to good use.