Lukas is just two years old. The bub sits on the floor and grins happily, because out of the "thing as a clear, even tone comes out in front of him. The "thing is a sound brick and lukas hits it with a mallet. A little uncontrolled at first, then his mom – who sits behind him – guides his arm a little and lo and behold: now lukas is already well in step with the beat. The whole group plays a song together that anja jager has sung. The eleven boys and girls sing, clap and move, the mothers are there and join in. To be more precise, "they have to participate", explains anja jager and laughs.
The music pedagogue opened her own music school in zeil in september of last year, and she now calls it "notenwiese. The approach: to introduce children to music from an early age, playfully and without coercion, because "otherwise they lose interest in it again very quickly", says jager. The music teacher has a degree in "elementary music pedagogy" studying at the music academy in wurzburg. "This includes practically the entire music sector. Every age and every instrument", she explains. The 30-year-old gives lessons for all age groups, even children under one year old take part in her first courses, then it goes age-wise up to the hundred-year-olds, although the rush of the hundred-year-olds is naturally limited. The underlying message is that it is never "too late" to learn an instrument and make music. And of course it makes sense to start early, because if you develop a reliable sense of rhythm, melody and sound as a small child, it will be easier for you as you develop musically, says jager.