BEYOND MOZART and CHOPIN
When we think of musical child prodigies, most of us travel back 300 years to Mozart. He started playing the piano at three and composed his first composition for a string trio at five. In fact, even when we think of “modern” child prodigies we still go back over a century to Federic Chopin. He was composing music at the age of seven. Sure, these are classic composers, but new prodigies are being born today, too.
AT ROCK DOJO KIDS COMPOSE MUSIC TOO and FEEL LIKE A PRODIGY
What if your kid could play music? Cool. Right? Better yet, what if they could play music they composed themselves? This is the distinguishing talent of child music prodigies—the ability to write music. With our award-winning course, that is exactly what our students do.
YOUR KID COULD GET A BLACK BELT IN ROCK!
Our curriculum is different, familiar and fun. Just like karate or taekwondo, we use colored belts (guitar straps) to motivate students to take ownership over their musical educations by rewarding them for their hard work and effort. Students begin at the white belt level, progressing through five stages represented by colored guitar straps!
WHO ARE THESE NEW CHILD MUSIC PRODIGIES?
Two modern musical child prodigies are Alma Detscher (b. 2005) and Keven Chin (b. 2006). Both are known for their prolific compositions.
Alma Detsher began learning music at the age of two and was composing music at age six. One of her most notable works, the full-length opera “Cinderalla” has been performed worldwide and has received critical acclaim.
Watch Alma below as she plays solo violin supported by an orchestra. The video is 30 minutes long but you only have to watch the first two minutes to see her reaction as the orchestra plays music she composed.
Kevin Chen also started composing at age six and is the youngest student to earn an Associate’s diploma at age eight. To date, he has composed over 80 works for the piano and performed sold out concerts and orchestras.
Check out a short interview with Kevin and his teacher below.
SIGN YOUR KIDS UP FOR GUITAR LESSONS
Sign up for Rock Dojo guitar lessons today. Want to learn more? Check out Rock Dojo’s FAQs and learn how our colored-belt systems works (here’s a hint: it’s like karate and you graduate with a black belt). Do you have a specific question about our guitar lessons for kids? Drop us a line at (503) 484-6417.