I’ve recently heard much discussion about the status of music for children. Some actually believe that there is no need for anyone to create, perform or record music specifically for young children. Their position is that there is enough good music being produced overall for children to appreciate therefore that they do not need music specifically written for them. Furthermore, most of these people are also of the opinion that music being recorded for children is vastly inferior.
Having taught elementary music for 12 years I’d be the last to argue that children should not be exposed to a variety of music. Classical, Rock, Jazz, Zydeco, Country, Bluegrass, to name only a few, all have an important role in music appreciation. They particularly go hand-in-hand with an appreciation of other cultures as well as our own.