1) Figure out why you want your child to learn an instrument. Is it because you want your child to become a professional musician? Do you want your child to develop a love for music? Or do you want your child to be able to write this on their college application? Whatever the reason, you must be clear about it. This is immensely important because the goals you have for music lessons will shape your search for the right teacher. If your goal is to have your child play at Carnegie Hall one day, your definition of a great teacher could be very different from somebody who wants their child to be able to play an instrument merely for personal enjoyment.
- How much do you expect the child to practice at home?
- What do you see as the child's responsibility during lessons and at home?
|Here we all are at my daughter's October cello recital.|
Happy teacher + happy parent = happy child.