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Parental Practice Methods

Student Teacher

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Get your child to teach their piece to you. This is a great way for your child to really get to know a piece they are learning. It also allows you to spend some really quality time together with no chance of criticism. Get into position on the instrument just as though it is a lesson with ...

Task Master

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Work with the teacher to focus your childs practice. To use this method you need to liaise closely with their teacher. Also make sure you are aware of what your child needs to practise between lessons - this could be via a A few simple things will be a major help to your childs progress:conversation with the ...

Supply Teacher

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Make your child's practice sessions really productive. You don't need any musical knowledge to use this method but it will require a little of your time. For the practice session you are going to pretend to be your child's teacher (in reality it is they who will be teaching themselves!) Get your child to tell you what they need to practise, why they need ...

Concert Goer

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Use this method to get your child used to playing in front of others and making practice a little different and more fun. Agree with your child at the start of the week a time for a mini concert. Agree that the performance will include the pieces they are working on this week along with one ...

A Few Good Words

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Give your child an extra lift and building their confidence. This method is very simple but the rewards can be huge for both parent and child. Stop a moment and listen when your child is practising. However well they have played make a positive comment. Leave them to their practice. Repeat regularly. A child who is struggling will be given a lift by a few ...