If you haven’t been through it yet, you will! The inevitable. . . “I want to quit!” What can you do to prevent your child from (most likely) making the same mistake you did as a child musician? Here are some helpful hints to keeping music in the house:
Find out the real reason behind wanting to quit. Is your child overloaded with too many activities? Are they progressing and the music feels too difficult? Are they bored with their music? Is there a problem between student and teacher?
Talk to the teacher immediately. Let us know how the student is feeling and see if you can come up with a game plan together. There are many creative things teachers can do, if we know what is really going on at home!
Encourage your child that anything worthwhile takes effort and discipline. The road won’t be easy at times, but it will definitely be worth it in the end!
Remember that not every child is destined to have a career in music or even make it to an advanced level. THAT’S OKAY! However, we want to remove any desire of quitting, if we can!
We’re here to help you out. . .please let us know what we can do for you!
Jen Hickle, Author
Since I was a little girl playing "school" in the garage with the neighbors, all I've ever wanted to do is teach. I'm passionate about passing on knowledge to other people!