How to Help Your Child Practice: Key #2

We learned last week that consistency is the first key to making practice time easier and more effective at your house. Now let’s go a step farther!

SONY DSCThe second key to successful music practice

You, as a parent, need to understand exactly what practicing is, and its value for your child, or you won’t value it yourself.
You’ll compromise practice days and slip into the habit of barking at your child to get out their violin and practice, or threaten to quit lessons if they don’t shape up.
Music practice time is PRICELESS for your child’s personal growth.
They’re not just learning an instrument, they are shaping their problem-solving skills, focus, self-discipline and regulation, time management, math skills, verbal skills, foreign languages, fine and gross motor skills, intellect, ability to accept constructive criticism, delayed gratification, performing under pressure, and emotional expression.
Is there any other activity you can think of that addresses all those areas of personal development?
Besides that, they’re learning to play an instrument they can enjoy through their entire life.
 Stay tuned for Key #3 next week!

Want to learn more about practice techniques that will help your family?

Get more out of music lessons and end the fighting at home! Mattix Music Studio is offering a parents-only workshop about how you can revolutionize music practice at your house and help your children (of all ages) develop the incredible life skills they need to thrive.
Ask questions and get specific ideas for your family. Click on the event below for registration and more information.
Information will be presented by studio owners Dan and Katie Mattix, with a question-and-answer time, and you will receive many practical ideas and materials to take home. Be sure to invite your friends!
 

Want to sign up for private or group music lessons?

Mattix Music Studio has locations in Western Springs and Sycamore, IL and would love to add you to our studio family. We offer private music lessons for students ages three to adult, a variety of group classes, and Music Together® classes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Check out our fall lessons in Sycamore!
Check out our fall lessons in Western Springs!
Contact us for more information about lessons and schedules.
Happy Practicing!
Katie Mattix
Director, Mattix Music Studio
info@mattixmusic.com
708-638-3027 / 815-757-5284