HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE MY CHILD TO PRACTICE MUSIC?
The best thing you can do to help your child practice is to make it fun.
If you are having fights over practice at home, it is likely because they are finding it challenging or finding it feels like a punishment (like being sent to their room!). Importantly it is rarely because they “don’t like music”, as you know kids will use every excuse to get out of things, even if they like it.
You likely have a bunch of tricks for getting challenging things happening for your kids already, think about how you get them to brush their teeth, eat their veggies, go to bed on time etc. Apply that to practice and you will see it go really well. Here are some tricks and tips:
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