Parent Guide

YOU DO NOT NEED A MUSICAL BACKGROUND TO HELP YOU CHILD IN BAND!

Many students find using a practice log helpful.

Click here for a template to use at home with your child

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.

 


Apps & Software

Click here for my favorite apps and useful computer software to help students with playing at home.


Websites

Click here for helpful websites for you and your child to use at home.


The Music Parent’s Guide

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: