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How to make your child's music teacher happy - 10 easy ways

How to make your child's music teacher happy - 10 easy ways

Parents – 26/05/18

The private music teacher/child/parent relationship is a complicated one, resting on mutual co-operation and collaboration. A good relationship depends on mutual respect - for the well-being of the child, for the teacher's professionalism, and for the whole array of demands on parents' time and resources, The better the relationship, the better the outcome of tuition. more

Help your child to be a confident performer

Help your child to be a confident performer

Parents – 11/04/18

Playing when someone is listening can be difficult for some children because of the added stress and the older the child is, the worse the anxiety seems to get unless they are practising performing regularly. Here are some suggestions to prevent performance nerves from becoming a problem. more

Is it too late to master the piano?

Is it too late to master the piano?

Learning – 23/01/18

Is it too late for me, as an adult, to master the piano? How will I learn? What is the best way to begin? How long will it take? Is it worth the effort? These must be among the most frequently asked questions about learning to play the piano, or indeed any musical instrument. Here are some answers to consider. more

Why and how you should look after your hearing

Why and how you should look after your hearing

News – 18/12/17

A detailed explanation, with supporting evidence, of how noise affects your hearing, including how to protect yourself and your children from hearing damage and loss. Particularly relevant to musicians. more

Making music practice pleasant

Making music practice pleasant

Parents – 01/12/17

You want your child to gain the most from music lessons so it is important to make practice time comfortable, enjoyable and, possibly, sociable. Organise your family schedule to make practice time fit in with other commitments so that your child knows you think music is important. more

How to choose your child's first ukulele

How to choose your child's first ukulele

Parents – 03/09/17

Choosing a ukulele could be more difficult than you might imagine! There are differences in size, make, build and quality. Here's a guide to help you to choose the best one for your child, or for yourself. more

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