Interested in starting your son or daughter with music lessons, but aren’t sure it’s right for them? Concerned they may not enjoy the process of learning an instrument, or they’re too busy to practice?
We cover the top three myths about music lessons for kids, and debunk each and every one!
It Requires Focus and a Strong Attention Span
If you have a school-ager who has trouble staying focused in the classroom, you may wonder if he can succeed learning to play the guitar or clarinet (which requires serious concentration!)
When your child commits to playing a musical instrument, their focus ‘muscle’ is going to be tested.
Over time as they learn and develop, they’ll be able to concentrate for a longer period of time, focus to a greater extend, and practice willingly – and pridefully.
This is a natural part of the process, and one of the many joys of music lessons for kids.
Kids Hate to Practice
Whether your child has just taken up the piano, violin, guitar or drums, the law of being a good musician is always the same: practice makes perfect. Worried that your 12 year old might complain about having to practice?
Make it a routine – a new addition to their weekly schedule.
Just like doing their homework, making their bed or putting away their dishes after dinner, practicing what they’ve learned in their music lesson is a routine that can be developed. This blog post gives some great ideas for embedding it in your daily schedule. Tip: Motivate your child by getting them started on a song they love, and taught by a instructor trained to work with kids.
When they have fun in their music lesson, they’ll associate practicing with fun, too!
Music Lessons Are Expensive
Music lessons are not just for the wealthy. Music lessons are for everyone and can be found at a very affordable rate.
Swap out a season of soccer, and you can get your son or daughter started on their favorite instrument, with an amazing instructor that knows how to incorporate fun into the mix. Whether you choose in-studio lessons or at-home Skype music lessons for kids, you can often find a free trial lesson, and/or discounts throughout the school year.
Music Lessons For Kids (Your Kids Will Love!)
Ready to expand your cognitive abilities with music? Sessions Music has three convenient locations in Houston, with music programs for every instrument, age level and ability.
Get started today by visiting our website and take advantage of our limited summer special: 4 lessons for $100 through July and August!