YOU DO NOT NEED A MUSICAL BACKGROUND TO HELP YOU CHILD IN BAND!
Many students find using a practice log helpful.
What your child needs from you is not musical expertise, but patience, encouragement, and support.
IF NOTHING ELSE:
Make it a daily goal to take the instrument out of the case and put it together. This is the hardest part about practicing at home. Once it’s out, chances are it’ll get played. Make it a routine, i.e. come home from school, have a snack, take out the instrument, do homework, play the instrument, do more homework, etc…
Below is a list of various resources you can use to help your child learn to play a musical instrument.
Click here for my favorite apps and useful computer software to help students with playing at home.
Click here for helpful websites for you and your child to use at home.
This is a blog written by a veteran music teacher with really helpful posts about how to raise a child who begins a musical instrument. Check back often or subscribe to his website for updates.
Here are some selected articles from this Parent’s Guide:
- 3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin an Instrument
- How to Create the Perfect Practice Session for Your Child
- 7 Easy Things Parents Can Do Right Now to Extend Their Child’s Musical Life
- A Few Truths Parents Must Understand When Their Child Begins Playing a Musical Instrument
- 4 Ways Parents Can Ensure Their Child Sticks with Instrumental Music