Encouraging Consistent Practicing: A Guide for Parents


Without practice it is almost impossible for a student to continually improve at their instrument. Extra practice is extremely important for every music student on the road to improvement. Although the music teacher cannot be in your home to oversee a consistent practice schedule, there are many ways to encourage an environment at home that encourages consistent a consistent practice routine. There are many valuable comments that all parents should know about, all of which apply to any musical instrument that a student will study.

Practice strategies discussed include:

1. Follow the weekly practice schedule

2. Use a timer to encourage consistent time spent at their musical activities

3. Use Rewards, as necessary

4. Point out the benefits of their hard work, whenever necessary

5. Remind them of the fun they are having while learning

The author of this great article, Jan Taylor, is a local music teacher in Washington State, United States and enjoys teaching music in the local community.



About mymuco1

Ian Green wears hats in many areas of the music industry including: co-founder of a technology start-up company that designs music education tools for mobile devices and the internet; music educator; music festival adjudicator; professional classical and jazz pianist; member in good standing of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of provincial council of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (C.M.F.A.A.) Thanks!
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