There are times we want to be done with it all; work, school, exercise, and you might feel that you or your child want to be done with music lessons too. Music lessons can be one of the most rewarding investments in your life; however, part of that “rewarding” feeling comes from the push through when you want to stop. If you or your child is feeling this way, here are a few things to help offset those obstacles:
#1. Create Your Own Schedule
Part of being an independent adult is time management, scheduling what needs to be accomplished in a day. Some students respond better to practicing if they have some control over their time. The parent can help them create a list of items that need / want to be accomplished during the day and the student can then schedule when they want to do each item. Parents have to reinforce the student in following their schedule as this is a new skill. Not only does this keep the student on track, but it allows them to have a sense of responsibility which in the long run is what life is all about.
Watch this video to hear SC Music Lessons parents, Carrie and Andy, share their philosophy on practicing and supporting their children's music education!