No Vacation from Practicing Music
Young musicians don’t get a vacation from practicing music.
Nowadays, we teach our children to practice music daily while implementing a myriad of music challenging games, video recordings for grandparents, rewards at the end of the successful week of practice, and so on. We teach our kids not to stop polishing their music skills, just the way we teach them not to stop brushing their teeth, washing hands, and eating dinner at the table.
When I was growing up, I was “forced” to practice the piano. I didn’t like it as I wished to do something else instead, such as write my favorite poetry, play with my brother and friends outdoors, and read interesting books. Do I ever regret being “forced” to practice? Not at all. In fact, the superb benefits of daily tasks gave me life-time lessons of finishing up the work I’ve started, perseverance, pushing hard, putting efforts, keeping promises, and reaching my goals.
Equipped with the modern knowledge of organizing creative practice plans for our kids, we, the parents, do not have an excuse to fail teaching our children how to practice right, how to keep it fun, and how to keep going!
Reward your children with the sets of legos, print fun music activities from the internet, and enjoy participating in the daily music homework fun by playing a different instrument or singing along with your children.
Let us know how you did it! We will help you to come up with more ideas.
Olesya MacNeil, CEO & Founder at Music Teacher LA.