How to Motivate Your Child To Practice: Tips and Tricks


“Among the numerous challenges that parents face in handling children’s music lessons (choosing the instrument, finding a good teacher, etc.), getting kids to practice is the most daunting of all. The severity of the problem and the importance of practice make it hard to believe that there are so few articles addressing this. What’s more, parents and music teachers often resort to the failed tactics they remember from childhood in desperate attempts to motivate kids to practice.”

This is the opening paragraph from an interesting and and effective article speaking on practice efficacy. Throughout history, one challenge that all parents must overcome is trying to find a balance between finding time to practice, practicing efficiently, and have fun while practicing: not an easy task!

To read the rest of this article by author Dr. Robert A. Cutietta, click here.

At MyMuCo, we are continually developing the MyMuCo Music Learning System. So far, our response from teachers, parents, and students has been very positive: students that have fun while practicing with MyMuCo KIDS have experienced a 30% increase in their progress just by practicing in a fun and engaging environment on a daily basis! To learn more about MyMuCo, click here.

Keep having fun making music!


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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