One of my favourite parts of teaching is when students find or suggest new songs for us to learn together.
A life of music is hugely rewarding and fulfilling but, like most things, can get monotonous at times if you don’t keep it fresh and new. So how do we keep music and lessons interesting?
Are you someone who really loves to sing but are afraid to sing in public?
Here are a few quick tips to support parents who have a child learning the saxophone or any adults starting lessons for the first time.
Helping parents understand how to support their child having success in music lessons is one of our main priorities.
Scales and arpeggios do seem to get a bad name for themselves and are often the unlovable part of practising.
So many adults tell me that they used to play music at school and would love to do it again. Then, they list off numerous reasons why they can’t start lessons.
Your child has just come home from school and announced to everyone that they would like to learn an instrument. For most parents hearing this statement can cause uncertainty and panic.
Knowing what instrument your child should learn and at what age can be a tricky decision for parents and finding the right guidance can be even more challenging.
Over the last 25 years of music teaching, one of the common questions that parents ask, is how to encourage their child to practice and not quit after learning for several years.