Parents, teachers, and students all want to get the same thing out of music lessons: FUN! Parents want their child to enjoy themselves in the lesson and at home while practicing. The music teacher wants to encourage good practice habits that will nurture a life-long love of learning. Music students want to be engaged and challenged, they want to learn and have fun at the same time!
When we stop to think about these realistic, natural desires, one must realize that this list of “wants” can be challenging to achieve. We all want to have fun, practice successfully, feel good, and learn many exciting things along the way! We all want to stay motivated throughout the year while leading busy lives.
To help us find some answers to these questions, the following article offers some great insight into these questions as seen through the eyes of the music student.
I encourage you to take some of the ideas offered and try them out in your own home or music studio. In addition, check out a great music learning system designed to engage music teachers and music students: www.mymuco.com
Let’s all enjoy the musical journey that we are on, there is so much to gain from this beautiful art form!