Kids have a lot to learn every day. They spend roughly eight hours in school, a few more hours in after school activities and sports, and have an hour or two of homework to do once they get home. That being said, it can be difficult to get them to practice an instrument on top of all of that. To make that easier, here are some ways to motivate your child to practice music.
- Let Your Child Choose What They Play: Just because you loved playing the violin, it doesn’t mean your child will too. If he or she wants to play a specific instrument, let them. They will be more motivated to practice music for an instrument they picked out rather than one they feel was forced upon them.
- Put Your Child In Charge of Practice Times: Most people have an aversion to doing something just because they’re told to. Let your child decide when he or she practices music. Maybe your daughter prefers practicing after dinner, or your son prefers to play/practice right when he gets home. Letting your children decide when they want to practice music will make them more eager to do so.
- Plan Performances and Create Goals: Your children will want to practice music more if there is a prize to keep striving for. Performances give your child the opportunity to show how much they have improved from practicing their instruments. Each time they practice, set a goal, such as being able to play a piece of music at a certain speed or play a section of a piece from memory.
- Practice with the Right Teacher: As parents, you can provide your child with encouragement and praise. However, only the right music teacher can provide your child with the right technique and skill correction to truly improve their musical ability. Plus, a good music teacher will know a multitude of methods to use to motivate your child to practice every chance they get.
At Grace Music School, our expert music teachers are skilled in teaching your child proper technique, while making music fun to learn and practice. Our music schools in Fort Salonga and Melville are the perfect places for instrument or voice lessons. Call us today at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or at 631-470-9705 (Melville) to begin your child’s musical journey.