Practice is important

Practice is important

Q. Music lessons are important, but my child doesn’t like to practice. How can I encourage her to practice piano?

A. Use the acronym “PLAY”. 1. P-Play - Seriously, what kid doesn’t enjoy PLAYING? Start with 5 minutes of fun improve time where they get to play their choice with their toes! 2. L-Laugh – Once you have them at the bench, and they have had a laugh playing their song with their toes, then it’s time for ten minutes of playing their assigned songs. 3. A-Acknowledge – Reward them with stickers or with a family event of choice. 4. Y-Your kids crave YOU, their parents, truly listening and enjoying their music. Children love playing the songs that are their parent’s favorite songs! One more thing – Learn the songs with them! Play the song wrong and let them correct you and show you the “right way” to play.

Minda Malibiran \ Minda Music Store & School www.mindamusic.com

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