"Find an environment that supports your goals"
David Story 2019
When parents ask me, "how can I inspire my child to practice?". Or, an adult says, "I'm losing enthusiasm". I say let's think about these things first.
- Whose dream is it?
- What was the last thrilling concert you attended or took your child to?
- Who is your musical peer-group? Or theirs?
- All the parents I know love their children and have plenty of resources. But some have more time than others to enthusiastically support their child's music study. I use the hockey analogy. Hockey parents drive miles in the snow before dawn to cheer on their kids. Successful piano students all have someone cheering on the sidelines and buying the donuts too.