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 to practise this and how they are going to do it.
Listen to your child’s practice and ask lots of questions:
- Was that correct?
- Were those the right notes?
- Why do you think that went wrong?
- How could you make it better next time?
You should find that you don’t need to know anything about music at all and that your child will know what they need to put right, your presence will help them to focus and achieve more in a shorter time.