Many of our talented musicians at Passionate About Music Education have decided to continue having their lessons online for many reasons.
See, learning musical theory is like learning grammar in a foreign language. It’s usually the hardest part to grasp but so essential when constructing any sentence you are trying to speak or write. This is the same for music theory – once you have mastered the basics it applies to all musical genres and styles.
As the world changes, many schools and education programmes are cutting music from the curriculum. Although I can understand some of the reasons – the annual cost of running a music department, shortage of music teachers, push on STEM subjects; in my personal opinion cutting music is a grave mistake.
One of the biggest challenges of learning a musical instrument is balancing your weekly practice, particularly for teenagers and adult learners. Many people feel guilty because they don’t practice enough each week and are self-critical on themselves. If this sounds familiar then this might be because you have been told you need to practice every day for big chunks of time.
So you just got a new musical instrument for Christmas and you are super excited to start learning your favourite pieces! You set up the new instrument and then dive over to Google or Youtube to find a starter piece to learn. Sorted! This music making business is easy – right??
“Why do I have to warm up?” is a question that I am asked by students frequently.
First of all, I am thrilled that your child is learning an instrument and that you are taking the time to research how to help your child be successful. Although many parents are supportive of music lessons by paying for lessons, it can be a bit of a mystery how best to help your childContinue reading “Your child is learning an instrument – my top 3 tips on how parents can help!”