About a month ago I was asked to write an article about music instruction for a local neighborhood website. They were requesting answers to common questions posed by parents considering lessons for their children. It just so happened I ran into some wonderful articles addressing this same topic so I’ve woven them in within my post below. -Leila
Is there ever a day that doesn’t include music? Think of the moments that would not be the same without music–in the car, at the fitness club, during Sunday worship, at the movies, on the TV, at the big game and on your smart device. Admit it, imagining life without music would be…unimaginable.
Although not everyone is destined to be a concert artist, every human being can be a music maker and enthusiast. Once one explores creating music on an instrument and invests in lessons, an appreciation grows which then instills an admiration for a lifetime. Giving your child or yourself the gift of learning music on any instrument is something to treasure but finding the right teacher, the perfect fit to suit your interest level is not always easy. Below are answers to some of the most common questions posed by parents who want to know more about the process of learning music and finding the right teacher.
Note: these answers can be applicable to adults looking for a music teacher as well–you are always young enough to learn!
How can I tell when my child is ready for lessons?
You may be unaware of your child’s innate readiness for making music but there are some signs that should help you make that assessment. Here are specific suggestions that will assist you prior to embarking on a music teacher hunt: [···]