If you have your child taught from a qualified teacher, they received professional, accurate and qualified techniques to learn their instrument.
Sheet music is where musical notation is written. It is represents the melodic and rhythmic patterns a song or piece of music contain.
This technique is taught as part of the lessons. Different teachers use different approaches. A traditional approach will have the child learning to read music almost right away.
Every week, I offer all children the opportunity to play on percussion instruments such as shakers, bells, claves, hand drums, egg shakers, and maracas.