Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education
Whether you play an instrument yourself or can't even whistle, these tips will help you guide your child into the wonderful world of music-making.
Choosing the right instrument
Learning a musical instrument is a family affair! Your child needs your guidance and encouragement. Read on for age-specific tips on how to create a lasting relationship between your child and his instrument of choice.
Practice Tips for Elementary-School Kids
Practice Tips for Middle- and High-School Kids
- Warmup -- 1-3 minutes
- Play a fun, familiar piece -- 3-5 minutes
- Work on a new or difficult piece -- 10-15 minutes
- Work on technical requirements, such as scales or other technique builders -- 5 minutes
- Play something fun to conclude the session