Dr. Montessori believed that the first step in music is to arouse the child’s love and appreciation. The child is surrounded by all kinds of music in his/her environment. The child first develops rhythm. The body naturally moves to rhythm, fostering the development of balance. The child then hears the harmony and the melody. For this the child begins with simple instruments that are appropriate to the child’s size and which the child uses freely. The children learn songs of all kinds, including those song in Spanish and other languages.