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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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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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Where to get piano lessons…

Where to get piano lessons.  Making the right choice for your child… There are many considerations to take into account when wondering where to get piano lessons for your child.  Endless options too it would seem.  I personally have two sons aged five and seven and when it comes to reaching out and booking them

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When to start piano lessons for a child

When to start piano lessons for a child… It’s a question we are asked on a daily basis so we know how confusing the advice can be!  Children are so very different and so there isn’t a single answer.  However, there are some pointers that should help you decide whether your child is ready. 

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