Raising children to be music lovers can be quite an easy task. All that a parent really has to do is expose them to music as much as they can, as early as they can. Get a music player, does not really have to be expensive or top of the line, just the one you can easily afford, and let them indulge in a song or two. Expose them to wide assortment of music, instrumental, classical or contemporary, and let them choose which type they prefer the most. If you can, get a portable player and buy audio-technica ath-m50 for your teenager, so that she can bring her music along wherever she goes.
Music can also help your tweens in her awkward stage as it is a great way to relate with other people her age or doubles as a great topic for conversation. Picture soon to be teenage girls chatting about their favorite Katie Perry music video or their current playlist.