Young musicians… advice for PARENTS

How much should a young musicians be practising on their new instrument?

We asked some of our SCMT tutors for their opinions… and here they are in brief.  Do you agree?

‘Little and often is key and the quicker you implement it, the more they’ll love to play their instrument.  Children will soon get bored if they’re not getting better!  You don’t want to be paying for someone to repeat what they said the week before, right?’  James

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New Piano lesson testimonials…

New Piano lesson testimonials!

‘Fantastic tuition and support. Susanna is nothing short of amazing in linking up tutors with students, building a sense of community, keeping everyone up to date with guidance and always encouraging and celebrating the many successes.  Sam, our piano teacher for the last 4 years, has seen my daughter through 5 grades, with accolades. It is absolutely not just about the grades and he has encouraged exploration and enjoyment of different musical styles and genres.  He is extremely accomplished with a disarmingly light touch that belies the rigour and polish he seeks to instil in his students……..

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Susanna Cassam blog – listening to music at home. NEW…

Listening to music helps children UNDERSTAND music, gain opinions about music, crave more and more music!  They’ll discover what they love, what makes their heart sing, what keeps them calm, what inspires them, what intrigues them… and what they aspire to!  If children listen to enough different types of music on a regular basis, they will choose to learn an instrument and be motivated to constantly improve.  They will work hard to imitate those musicians they admire and they’ll also love the connection it brings to everyone at home.  Music brings a family together and wraps you all up in its comfort and energy…

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Parents of young musicians (advice blog!)

We’re been spending some time thinking about how we can help you directly with championing your child as they learn and love their music…

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To buy or to hire a musical instrument?

To buy or to hire a musical instrument… that is the question 🤔 ⠀ Frequently parents tell us that they would rather not invest in an instrument for their child before knowing if they’ll commit to their music lessons 👦❤️🎻 ⠀ Will they enjoy it? Are they too young? How do you know you’re making

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Face to face Music lessons

SCMT is fully back to face-to-face music lessons from May 2021.

We’re delighted that all SCMT tutors have returned to face-to-face lessons! All are fully COVID19 compliant, vetted, DBS checked and have risk assessments in place. We’re also freshly recruiting which means lots of tutors with space for new music pupils. You can start straight away, from mid-June… or from September!

We are ready and waiting for your call or email, excited to chat through the options available; lessons at home, University campuses, tutor premises… on a wide range of instruments. Flexible arrangements are also possible as we move gradually away from lessons online…

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