Parents’ commitment to music lessons is crucial, too. Parents not only need to make sure children stick to their practicing, but also defend music lessons as a priority when schedule conflicts arise with sports, dance, theater, or other activities.
“A parent has to think it’s important for a child to think it’s important,” said Green. “I had to pick between (Girl Scout age level) Brownies or piano.”
From the Blog: For parents, basic notes when considering music lessons
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.