Great article for the parents of kids learning instruments. Thoughts on encouraging practice.
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‘He loves their lessons with you, but I just can’t get them to practice,
and don’t want to nag!’
I’ve heard this refrain oodles of times in my years of teaching and my answer to parents is …..
OK; let me refine that a bit …. PERSUADE BABY!!
Let’s take a closer look at that statement.‘He loves their lessons with you, but I just can’t get them to practice, and don’t want to nag!’
Your child loves his teacher. That’s a huge positive. The comment implies that you want your child to succeed in piano. That’s also a huge positive. This is NOT the time to give up when so much is going on in the plus column in the ongoing familydrama of piano lessons. Like I said, I’ve heard this refrain from scores of parents over the years.
When a piano…
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