Music lessons are a perfect way to learn and develop skills with any instrument. The weekly sessions aren’t designed to do the work for the student. The real learning comes at home, with hours of practice. Some weeks are easier than others to find the motivation for practice. Whether it be a difficult skill that is hard to master, or a song they don’t care for.. These hurdles can be overcome – even if they seem impossible at the time.
These are important skills that are being taught for an important reason. There are certain aspects or skills that are included in various songs. It’s important to remember that the harder you work at a song you don’t like – the faster you will master the skill. This will make you a better play all around, and get you through a less than favorable one much quicker.
It is important for the student and parent to take responsibility for practicing each week and to stay disciplined. Parents and students working together can create great success when learning an instrument.
Two important components in the recipe for success are, learning music that the student enjoys, and having an outlet to play for others. The music a student loves can inspire extra practice. If they enjoy the way a piece sounds and have fun when working on it, practice is much easier. Having an outlet to play for other is also essential. This is a great way to encourage hard work to accomplish a fantastic end result.
At the studio, we offer two recitals a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. In addition to these, it is helpful to offer a chance to play for the family once a month. This can help to provide students with feedback and confidence. Always stay positivity and enjoyment in your child’s music. A little bit of encouragement an positive feedback can go a long way when starting out.