1. Support their decision to start playing an instrument.
2. Provide your player with a reliable instrument.
3. Always encourage and support home practice – the sounds you are hearing will
soon enough be sounds you really, really, look forward to listening to.
4. Acknowledge your child’s progress – in the beginning learning can be quite a
challenge, so be generous with your praise!
5. Get excited about their performances… especially the first one – Don’t miss it!
6. Keep in contact with your child’s teacher – especially for guidance when going
through a challenging period.
7. Keep your child’s instrument maintained with an annual service.
8. Remind your player that with music… hard work pays off.
9. Be patient – learning music is a skill which takes time to develop but will last a
10. Embrace the opportunity your child has and ENJOY IT!