Music is an important part of every child’s development. A great song can often light up their eyes, inspire them to move around and dance, and even help them with their sense of confidence. And it doesn’t end there.
The elements of music education require focus and foster self-expression. Children will also learn to:
The roll of the caregiver
Children enjoy playing instruments but they are usually busy with other activities and don’t have the self-discipline required to practice on their own. Parents can make a huge impact by including themselves to ensure that quality practice happens on a regular basis. This means positively encouraging, reminding, and helping a child to stay on track, and most importantly, paying attention to what’s happening during practice time.
The teacher’s focus is to guide their student in how to practice, and parents who encourage regular practice at home play a vital role in the learning process and progress.
On a personal note, when our daughters started playing the violin, the sound of the instrument was not really pleasant, but our job as parents was to encourage them, not to make them feel badly by telling them how awful the sound was or asking them to go practice in another room away from us. With time and practice, they were able to play short songs that have lately become beautiful melodies. Now they are 9 and 6 years old and absolutely love playing violin, one of them say it relaxes her and makes her feel like she is in another world.
Ways to help
In conclusion, parental involvement, support, and encouragement are essential in guiding children as they build good habits and develop skills like time management and organization.
These skills will likely cross over into other areas such as doing homework, participating in sports, and doing chores around the house.
Parents who openly communicate with the music teacher, help their children to set up practice schedules and get organized, it can make a powerful and positive difference in the progress of their children. This support will help children reach their maximum musical potential and find joy in their musical journey.Back To Top