age should my child begin music lessons?
A:The optimum age is 8, however younger children can have an aptitude for musical rhythm and can begin at age 4, or 5.
are some of the goals I need to expect my child to have in a life of music?
A: The ultimate challenge for a parent is to nurture your child in a positive manner void of constant nagging that could potentially harm him/her present or future development. Having the child grow musically is the first goal of the teacher rather than the yearly examination schedule that may bring unexpected results.
style of music should my child learn and is it necessary to ensure a musical
school credit is achieved?
A: We must never confine a child to a certain genre or style of music and always draw from many different sources. Taking examinations to achieve a school credit is attainable although not the entire circumference of one's musical growth pattern.
happens if my child gets discouraged throughout his/her musical study all
A: There are many approaches to this art and we must never limit the musical study to technique or graded repertoire. Striking a balance of classical and/or popular music can allow a student to appreciate the various styles that evolved from these eras.
Festivals and examinations necessary and should I encourage my child to participate
A: Festivals and examinations can be rewarding however discouraging at times. They allow performance exposure which can enhance the student's ability and self-confidence. We must never allow another person's view or perspective to govern our future development as a potential musician.