"10 Tips for Tuning Up Your Child's Music Practice Routine" - Anurag Dixit
1. Start with a positive mindset: According to a study by the University of Amsterdam, children are more likely to enjoy and continue practicing music when they have a positive attitude towards it. So, try to make music practice a fun activity that your child looks forward to, rather than a chore.
2. Set a routine: Just like any other habit, practicing music needs to be a part of your child's daily routine. As the famous saying goes, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
3. Make it a family affair: Get involved in your child's music practice routine. Not only will it be a bonding experience, but it will also motivate your child to keep practicing. Plus, who knows, you may discover hidden musical talents in yourself as well!
4. Use positive reinforcement: Praise your child's efforts and progress, no matter how small. Research shows that positive reinforcement increases motivation and self-esteem, which leads to more effective learning.
5. Make it visual: Use charts or calendars to track your child's progress and celebrate milestones. Seeing their progress in a tangible way can motivate your child to keep going.
6. Use technology to your advantage: Musicology app contains professionally recorded tracks that are designed to help your child practice the exercises in their syllabus books. These exercises can greatly improve their skills and take their musical abilities to the next level.
Arrange a dedicated device for your child to use it on. This will ensure that they have easy access to the app and can fully engage with the exercises without any interruptions or distractions.
7. Help your child find a musical community: Playing music with others can be a great motivator for kids. Encourage your child to join a school band, choir, or orchestra, or find a local music group where they can play with others who share their interests. As Helen Keller once said "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
8. Make it relevant to their interests: If your child is having trouble staying motivated to practice music, try to connect it to their interests. For example, if your child is interested in sports, show them how music can improve their athletic performance by helping them focus and develop their coordination. As the Steve Jobs once said, "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
9. Encourage experimentation: Let your child explore different genres and instruments to find what they enjoy the most. As the great Louis Armstrong once said, "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."
10. Have a sense of humor: Learning to play music can be frustrating at times, so it's important to keep a sense of humor. As the comedian Victor Borge once said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
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