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!
Thank you to Crowfield Living Magazine for featuring us in the June edition of the magazine. You can read the full article below!
The benefits of music have affected me during every stage of life; however, some benefits had even greater prominence during my childhood and adolescent years than my adult years. No matter what stage of life you are in, I hope my experiences will encourage you to consider learning a new instrument, picking an instrument back up, or continuing your current studies with renewed enthusiasm.
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With the busyness of the school year coming to an end, you might be starting to make plans for the summer. Are your music lessons a part of those plans?
While you might think this would be a good time to pause your musical endeavors, it is actually the best time to continue! Although there are many advantages to learning during the summer, below we have shared the top 3 reasons many of our students choose to stay enrolled.
Significant Progression Over the Summer
Now that school and academic activities have adjourned, there is more time to better your musical skills at your own pace! This is the time to continue building what you have worked so hard for during the year, as well as sharpen and discover parts of yourself you never knew as a rising musician.
Many students have found that continuing music lessons is easier to manage than taking a long break and rebuilding what they have lost. Continuing lessons during the summer will keeps students on track for musical success.
It is also not as hard as you may think to incorporate lessons into your summer plans unlike the school year where you have to bounce from place to place and work lessons into your schedule. You can still enjoy your summer, have relaxing beach days, and continue lessons as you normally would!
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What is the best age to begin learning an instrument?"
Developmentally, most children are ready to begin lessons by seven years old and some students are ready much earlier.
Consider if you can answer "yes" to the majority of these statements: